Who we are

Welcome to Oconto Electric Cooperative. OEC is a member-owned, not-for-profit, generation & distribution cooperative headquartered in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin. In 1937, the cooperative was formed to serve electricity in rural northeast Wisconsin. Currently OEC serves more than 9,500 members.

OEC's goal is to provide safe and reliable electricity at a reasonable rate.




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Capital Credits

Understanding Capital Credits

WHAT ARE CAPITAL CREDITS?

Capital credits are the retained margins left over at the end of the year at a not for profit electric cooperative. They are the most significant source of equity for most cooperatives. They are somewhat the same as the dividends that investor-owned utilities pay to their shareholders except that OEC "dividends" go back to the member/owners. Capital credits reflect each member's ownership in the cooperative. It is also called patronage capital or equity capital.

HOW DOES A MEMBER GET CAPITAL CREDITS?

When anyone becomes a member of Oconto Electric and begins purchasing electricity, they get two accounts - a billing account and a capital credit account. The capital credit account is specific to you and your spouse, if married. Regardless of how many times you move or how many billing accounts you may have, you have one capital credit account that stays with you. At the end of each year whatever margins OEC has are allocated back to the members. Your share is deposited in your capital credit account for that year.

HOW ARE YEAR-END MARGINS ALLOCATED?

OEC takes the margins at the end of the year and divides that dollar amount by the amount of total revenue collected during that year. This is the "allocation factor". The allocation factor is then multiplied by the amount of revenue you contributed during that year. This is your share of the margins - or your capital credit allocation - for that year.

WHEN DO I GET MY CAPITAL CREDITS?

Even though the cooperative allocates capital credits to members each year, the money is not paid out right away. The money is used for a number of years for the following purposes:

  • to increase equity giving the cooperative more borrowing power
  • to avoid borrowing money as much as possible
  • to have reserves in case of an emergency
The board of directors looks at OEC's financial condition annually and then decides whether to retire capital credits. It is goal of the board to keep capital credit retirements on a 20-year rotation, always retiring the oldest year.

HOW DO I GET MY CAPITAL CREDITS?

If the amount of your retirement in a given year is more than $25, a check will be sent to the last valid address we have on file. If the amount is less than $25 and you still purchase electricity from OEC, it will appear as a credit on your electric bill. If the amount is less $25 and you no longer purchase power from OEC, the amount goes into "no check status" which means the computer will hold that money until there is enough retired so that it is more than $25. When the amount is more than $25 a check will be sent to the last valid address.

HOW MUCH HAS OCONTO ELECTRIC PAID IN TOTAL CAPITAL CREDITS REFUNDS SINCE IT BEGAN IN 1937?

Over thirteen million dollars.

WHAT IF I NO LONGER HAVE ELECTRIC SERVICE WITH OEC?

If you move or no longer have electric service with Oconto Electric, it is important that you keep your address current so that future disbursements can be properly mailed to you. Capital credits are reserved for members even if they move out of the Oconto Electric service area. OEC will make a diligent effort to send a check by mail.

WHAT IS A MEMBER?

Any individual or entity that purchases electricity from Oconto Electric Cooperative. Members are entitled to participate in cooperative elections and to share in patronage capital allocations.

ARE CAPITAL CREDITS PAID OUT IN ANY WAY BESIDES A NORMAL RETIREMENT?

There are certain conditions which allow capital credits to be paid out early but at their net present value. A person would not receive the money at full value because it is being retired much earlier than normal.

Currently, the conditions for paying out capital credits at the net present value include:

  • An estate payout to spouses or heirs of a deceased member.
  • For purchase of an electric water heater that will be part of OEC's load management program.
  • For purchase and installation of an electric heating system that qualifies for OEC's dual fuel rate.
  • Farm efficiency improvements.
  • Business and commercial electrical improvements that will help reduce OEC's coincident demand.

Load Management

Understanding Load Management

Load Management, also known as demand response, is a utility's solution to decreasing high load demand on its electrical system. This reduces the overall cost of power for the co-op and shrinks our carbon footprint. Oconto Electric Cooperative has the ability to monitor the demand of our system. If the demand is peaking or extremely high, the cooperative needs to reduce load. This reducing demand is accomplished in two ways - by temporarily managing, or shutting off, electric loads using a radio-controlled switch or using a special electric rate that encourages off-peak usage of electricity.

Load Management Receiver

A load management receiver (LMR) is a radio-controlled device that will be installed either a on a particular appliance or on the breaker panel serving an electric heat application. An OEC technician will complete this installation. OEC can send signals to the LMR which allows the appliance or heat system to be shut off during the high demand periods. The control period generally will happen anytime between the hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding major holidays. Control time may be extended based on conditions from OEC's wholesale power supplier. Please keep in mind that OEC will not control on a daily basis. Control periods are performed on an "as needed" basis or when load needs to be reduced.

The tabs below list our load management programs that are available to OEC Members.

OEC's Dual Fuel Program

OEC's Dual Fuel Program

OEC wants to sell electricity – it’s what we do. In today’s world electricity can be a good value as long as it is managed. Managing the way electricity is used means reducing consumption when the demand for electricity is high and increasing consumption when the demand for electricity is low. That is why OEC’s Dual Fuel program works so perfectly for both our members and for the co-op.

How Dual Fuel and Electric Thermal Storage Work

Dual Fuel means you have two heat sources for your home heating needs. One heat source is electricity and the other heat source is some type of fossil fuel (typically propane, natural gas or fuel oil). The electric heat is the primary heat source and when OEC must reduce the electric demand, the co-op will shut off your electric heat system and your fossil fuel system must automatically take over heating your home.

Electric Thermal Storage (ETS) converts electricity to heat during periods of low demand and then stores that heat in a dense material, either high-density ceramic brick, concrete or other dense flooring material. The heat is released during periods of high demand when OEC must manage the load. This type of heat system can be part of the dual fuel program as a stand-alone unit or can be used as the back-up heat system instead of fossil fuel.

With either Dual Fuel or Electric Thermal Storage, OEC has the ability to shut off this electric load when demand is high, so we can offer a special rate for the electric heat. The Dual Fuel rate is $0.049 per kilowatt-hour which is less than half of the regular residential rate. In each case a special metering package is required. The metering package can be purchased from OEC and will be installed by your electrician or heating contractor. The final connection and inspection is done by OEC.

Other Benefits

Once you have a heating system on the dual fuel rate, you can add other 240-volt appliances to this rate. Items such as electric water heaters, clothes dryers, hot tubs, etc may be added to this rate. All appliances on the rate will be shut off during periods of high demand. Check with OEC for specific qualifications.

Common types of electric heat systems

  • Plenum Heaters –Plenum heaters are installed into the supply air plenum of a forced-air furnace. Electricity is used to heat the plenum heater coils and the warm air is distributed by the furnace fan. The existing furnace may be natural gas, propane or fuel oil. A perfect retrofit solution if you already have a forced air furnace.
  • Air-Source Heat Pumps – During the heating season, an air-source heat pump extracts heat from outside air, condenses it and distributes it throughout your home via a duct system. The process is reversed during the cooling season. Heat is removed from inside the building and transferred to the air outside. When coupled with a plenum heater, an air-source heat pump can handle a high percentage of your home’s heating needs.
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps (GHP) – A GHP system uses heat from the earth to heat your home. Coils are buried in the ground through which an environmentally-safe liquid circulates. As this liquid circulates through the GHP, the heat is collected, condensed and distibuted throughout your home. With this method, no fossil fuels are burned to generate the heat. A GHP system simply takes heat that already exists in the ground and transfers it to your home. These systems also cool your home in summer. Click here to visit the Wisconsin Geothermal Association website and learn more.
  • Electric Boilers – If you have an existing fossil fuel boiler, adding an electric boiler to the system will allow you to take advantage of OEC’s Dual Fuel rate. The electric boiler is installed in sequence with your fossil fuel boiler and becomes your primary heat source. During high demand periods, OEC will manage the load by shutting off the electric boiler and allowing the fossil fuel boiler to heat your home.
  • Electric Thermal Storage (ETS) – As explained above, ETS converts electricity to heat during low demand periods so that it can be used during high demand periods when electric load is being managed by OEC. Thermal storage systems are available as individual room units, central furnace units and in-floor systems. It can be a “stand alone” system or can be used in combination with other types of heat systems.
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The Time-Of-Use Rate - Is It Right For You?

The Time-Of-Use Rate - Is It Right For You?

With the Time-Of-Use rate, the price per kilowatt-hour (kwh) is dependent on the time of the day that you purchase it. This rate is intended to give OEC members a financial advantage when they shift their usage to low demand (off-peak) hours. The table shows the price per kilowatt-hour using the Time-Of-Use rate.

Facility Charge$22.95
On-peak Energy  $0.178/kWh
Off-peak Energy  $0.037/kWh

The time that kilowatt-hours are purchased at the on-peak price is 8 AM - 8 PM , Monday through Friday. During this time you will purchase kilowatt-hours at $.178.

Off-peak is all other times. That means from 8 PM - 8 AM during the week is off-peak as well as from 8 PM Friday through 8 AM Monday - the entire weekend. During off-peak times you will pay $.037 per kilowatt-hour. There are also some holidays that are entirely off-peak. They are: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Why Is The Time-Of-Use Rate Important To You?

There are two reasons this rate is important. First of all, electricity costs more to produce during on-peak hours, consequently OEC pays more for electricity purchased during that time. The more usage we can get our members to shift to the evenings and weekends (off-peak), the less we pay and that benefits everyone.

The second reason the Time-Of-Use rate is important is that most people who choose to go on this rate can save money. BUT YOU WILL HAVE TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU USE ELECTRICITY. How much you change - by shifting your usage to off-peak hours - will directly affect how much you save on your electric bill.

How Will The Time-Of-Use Rate Affect You?

First you need to determine what appliances and equipment in your house use the most electricity...in general, this would be things that heat or cool. Some high use items include electric water heaters, space heaters, air conditioners, electric clothes dryers, electric ranges, hot tubs/saunas, water beds, welders and pool pumps. Being on the Time-Of-Use rate means you must decide what can be shifted to off-peak hours.

Here are a couple of suggestions:

  • Your electric water heater can be shut off during on-peak hours by putting it on a timer.
  • Wait until after 8 PM to use your dishwasher, clothes washer or dryer.
  • If you have an electric range, cook large meals on the weekend and just reheat them during the week.

YOU WILL ONLY SAVE MONEY IF YOU ARE WILLING TO SHIFT LOAD TO OFF-PEAK HOURS.

How Do You Sign Up For The TOU Rate?

Click here to download the form, complete and sign it and send the form to: Oconto Electric Cooperative, PO Box 168 , Oconto Falls WI 54154 . Or return it with your monthly electric payment. Here are some other terms and conditions:

  • This rate will apply until the member notifies OEC and requests a change to a different rate.
  • Upon terminating service under this rate, a member shall be ineligible to renew this rate for a minimum period of one year.
  • Members served by this rate waive all rights to billing adjustments based on comparisons to other rates.
  • This rate cannot be combined with the controlled water heating credit or the centeral air conditioner control credit. Existing LMR may be left in place but the credit not will be available to accounts on the Time-Of-Use rate.

Once OEC receives your completed form, your account will be switched to the time-of-use rate at the beginning of the next billing period - usually the first day of the month.

Water Heater Load Management Program

Water Heater Load Management Program

Being a part of this program means that you will allow Oconto Electric to manage your water heater during times of high demand. OEC will manage your water heater by shutting it off through the use of a radio-controlled load management receiver. As electric demand rises, OEC will determine when water heaters must be controlled. When the water heater is shut off, you will still be able to use the hot water in your tank. When OEC's demand starts to go down, water heaters will be allowed to come back on. Control periods can last up to about four hours at a time.

The benefits of this program include:

  • Being able to purchase a high-efficiency Marathon electric water heater at a reduced price
  • Free delivery of the water heater if purchased from OEC
  • Free parts and labor to maintain the water heater for 10 years from the date of purchase
  • 25% discount on parts and labor after warranty expires
  • $5 monthly bill credit when electric bill is 400 kilowatt-hours or more

Marathon Water Heaters -
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Air Conditioning Load Management Program

Air Conditioning Load Management Program

Being a part of this program means you will allow OEC to manage your central air conditioning load during periods of high demand. OEC manages that load by cycling central air conditioners off and back on at 20-30 minute intervals until the peak demand has passed. A home that is reasonably energy efficient should not experience more than a degree or two of temperature increase during control times.

Periods of high demand will typically occur between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. That does not mean OEC will control your air conditioner load every day. For example, if on July 1st it is 95 degrees and humid, we would definitely manage air conditioning load that day. Let's say for the rest of July the temperature never got above 85 degrees - chances are good that OEC would not manage central air conditioners during the rest of that month because the demand would not get higher than it did on July 1st.

If you decide to be part of Oconto Electric's Air Conditioning Load Management program, you will receive a one-time $25 credit on your electric bill for signing up, plus an $8 credit on your electric bill during the consumption months of June, July, August and September as long as you use a mimimum of 400 kilowatt-hours during each of those months. To sign up, simply click the air conditioner, print out the agreement, sign and return it to Oconto Electric Cooperative, PO Box 168, Oconto Falls WI 54154.

Latest News

Latest News:

  • 5/6/2014
    May 2014 Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News
    Announcement of Facility Charge increase, Youth Leadership Congress, Career Day, A/C Load Management
  • 4/6/2014
    April 2014 Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News
    Community "Change", Space Heater, Poster Contest Notification
  • 3/6/2014
    March 2014 Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News
    Safe use of Electric Heat, Meet the Candidates, OEC Board Minutes and financial statements
  • 2/6/2014
    February 2014 Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News
    Tree triming
  • 1/6/2014
    January 2014 Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News
    Donation to charity 2014 scholarship apps and district meetings.
  • 12/08/2013
    December 2013 Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News
    New Substation and Community "Change" recipient.

  • 11/08/2013
    November 2013 Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News
    Understanding your electric bill.

  • 10/08/2013
    October 2013 Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News
    Above and Beyond, electric co-op membership offers value ~ Scenes from the 2013 Member Picnic ~ Living By Our Principles ~ Cut the Chill Along with your Bill

  • 09/08/2013
    September 2013 Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News
    Does OEC Have Money For You? Unclaimed capital credits

  • 08/08/2013
    August 2013 Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News
    Clothesline Project Begins at the Stone Barn ~ Stay Safe After the Storm ~ Focus on Energy Looking for oldest Refrigerator

Payment Options

Payment Options

Smarthub

With SmartHub, members can compare usage, view weather data, pay bills, report an outage, and contact our office. Access SmartHub through your PC, tablet or smart phone. To access Smarthub click the link to the right and you will brought to the login screen.

To get the app on your smartphone of tablet, visit the App Store (iOS) or the GooglePlay Store (Android) and search for SmartHub.

Pay by Phone

You can make secure payments 24/7 on your account by calling 1-855-356-6335. Have your OEC account number handy, as you will need that to gain access to the payment options. Please contact the office at 800-4720-8410 if you need assistance.

Auto Pay

Auto Pay automatically deducts your monthly payment from your checking account, credit card or savings account on the 3rd of each month. To sign up for Auto Pay, please click on the SmartHub link on the right side of this page.

Night Deposit

A night deposit box is available for your convenience. The deposit box is located at the main entrance of the OEC office building. The address is 74749 REA Rd. Oocnto Falls, WI 54154.

Office and Retail Locations

  • OEC's office accepts payments during normal business hours:
    • Mon-Fri: 7:30 am - 4 pm.
    The address is 7479 REA Rd. Oconto Falls, WI 54154.

  • Radioshack in Oconto Falls accepts OEC electric bill payments during business hours. Store hours are:
    • Mon-Fri: 9 am - 7 pm
    • Sat: 9 am - 2 pm
    The address is 323 E. Highland Dr. Oconto Falls, WI 54154.

Credit Card

OEC accepts Visa, Mastercard and Discover. Automatic payment by credit card is available with proper authorization from the cardholder. For more information see "Auto Pay", above.










































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Rates

Rates

FARM, RESIDENTIAL SERVICE

Availability:
  • Farm and residential consumers where demand is less than 50 kW.
Type of Service:
  • Single phase or three phase, 60 cycles, at available voltages.
  • Farm and residential consumers where demand is less than 50 kW.
  • Type of Service: Single phase or three phase, 60 cycles, at available voltages
Rate:
  • Facility Charge1 (per month)
  • Single phase $21.95
  • Three phase $45.00
  • Wholesale Power Cost*
  • Market Price OEC Operating Cost (per kWh) $.034
Minimum Charge:
  • The minimum monthly charge is $21.95 for single phase
  • $45.00 for three phase, plus an additional transformer charge if applicable.3

* - The Wholesale Power Cost is the per kilowatt-hour cost of power as it is purchased by the co-op from the wholesale supplier. This cost changes each month.

SMALL COMMERCIAL SERVICE

Availability: Commercial consumers where demand is less than 50 kw
Type of Service: Single phase or three phase, 60 cycles, at available voltages
Rate:
  • Facility Charge1 (per month)
    • Single phase $22.45
    • Three phase $45.00
  • Energy Charge (per kWh)
    • $.1031

A wholesale power cost adjustment2 may be applied to this rate. Minimum Charge: The minimum monthly charge is $19.95 for single phase and 45.00 for three phase, plus an additional transformer charge if applicable. 3

TIME-OF-USE: FARM, RESIDENTIAL, AND SEASONAL

Availability: Farm, residential, seasonal and small commercial consumers where demand is less than 50 kW.
Type of Service: Single phase, 60 cycles, at available voltages.
Rate:
  • Facility Charge1 (per month)
    • Single phase $22.95
  • Energy Charge (per kWh)
    • On-Peak kWh $.178
    • Off-Peak kWh $.037

A wholesale power cost adjustment2 may be applied to this rate.

On-Peak Charge: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Holidays.4
Off-Peak Charge: All hours not included as on-peak.
Terms/Conditions:
  1. Members may request this rate by signing and submitting the Time-of-Use request from here.
  2. This rate will apply until the member notifies OEC to request a change to a different rate.
  3. Upon terminating service under this rate, a member will be ineligible to renew this rate for a minimum period of one year.
  4. Members served by this rate waive all rights to billing adjustments based on comparisons to other rates.
  5. This rate cannot be combined with the Controlled Water Heating Credit.
Minimum Charge: The minimum monthly charge is $22.95 plus an additional transformer charge, if applicable.3

TIME-OF-USE: SMALL COMMERCIAL

Availability: Farm, residential, seasonal and small commercial consumers where demand is less than 50 kW.
Type of Service: Single phase, 60 cycles, at available voltages.
Rate:
  • Facility Charge1 (per month)
    • Single phase $22.95
  • Energy Charge (per kWh)
    • On-Peak kWh $.178
    • Off-Peak kWh $.037

A wholesale power cost adjustment2 may be applied to this rate.

On-Peak Charge: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Holidays.4
Off-Peak Charge: All hours not included as on-peak.
Terms/Conditions:
  1. Members may request this rate by signing and submitting the Time-of-Use request from here.
  2. This rate will apply until the member notifies OEC to request a change to a different rate.
  3. Upon terminating service under this rate, a member will be ineligible to renew this rate for a minimum period of one year.
  4. Members served by this rate waive all rights to billing adjustments based on comparisons to other rates.
  5. This rate cannot be combined with the Controlled Water Heating Credit.
Minimum Charge: The minimum monthly charge is $22.95 plus an additional transformer charge, if applicable.3

SEASONAL SERVICE

Availability: Services that are not the consumers primary residence nor commercial service.
Type of Service: Single phase, 60 cycles, at available voltages.

Rate:

  • Facility Charge1 (per month)
    • Single phase $22.45
  • Energy Charge (per kWh) $.1115

A wholesale power cost adjustment2 may be applied to this rate.

Minimum Charge: The minimum monthly charge is $22.45 plus an additional transformer charge, if applicable. 3

LARGE COMMERCIAL TIME-OF-USE SERVICE

Availability: Commercial consumers where demand is greater than 50 kW
Type of Service: Single or Three phase, 60 cycles, at available voltages.
Rate:
  • Facility Charge1 (per month) $45.00
  • Demand Charge (per kw) $22.57
  • Energy Charge (per kWh)
    • On-Peak kWh $0.052
    • Off-Peak kWh $0.035

A wholesale power cost adjustment2 may be applied to this rate.

On-Peak Charge: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Holidays.4
Off-Peak Charge: All hours not included as on-peak.
Minimum Charge: The minimum monthly charge is $45.00 plus an additional transformer charge, if applicable.3
Caps Adjustment: A "Caps Adjustment" is applicable to this rate which limits the maximum average price to $0.22 per kWh.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Availability: Local governmental jurisdictions and non-profit organizations.
Type of Service: Single phase, 60 cycles, at available voltages.
Rate:
  • Facility Charge1 (per month) $16.00
  • Energy Charge (per kWh) $0.159

A wholesale power cost adjustment2 may be applied to this rate.

Minimum Charge: The minimum monthly charge is $16.00 for single phase plus an additional transformer charge, if applicable.3

DUAL FUEL & THERMAL STORAGE SERVICE

Availability: This rate applies to a cooperative controlled load for electric heating and cooling. The controlled load may be shut off during peak demand (control) periods. A coexisting Farm, Residential, Seasonal or Small Commercial Service, and a dual fuel heating system (electric with propane, natural gas or fuel oil) or an electric thermal storage system are required. Consumption is measured by separate meter.
Type of Service: Single phase or three phase, 60 cycles, at available voltages.
Rate:
  • Facility Charge $2.50
  • Energy Charge (per kWh) $0.049
Peak Periods: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Holiday.4

SECURITY LIGHTING

Availability: All consumers for outdoor security and area lighting purposes.
Type of Service: Dusk-to-dawn operation by means of self-contained photoelectric cell. Lights may not be connected through a manual switching device.
Rate:
  • Energy usage is not metered but is included in the monthly charge.
  • 100 W High Pressure Sodium $
  • 250 W High Pressure Sodium $15.00
  • 100 W Cobra Head $11.90
  • 400 W Metal Halide Flood $20.90
Transformer Charge: If a separate overhead transformer is required to serve a security light, an extra fee of $2.50 per month will be charged.

CONTROLLED WATER HEATING

Availability: This credit is available to most consumers with electric water heaters. A cooperative installed load control device allows the water heater to be cycled off during peak demand periods. Rebates are offered for signing up for this load control program. Contact the co-op for more information.
Peak Periods: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.4
Credit: Any account signed up for load management and using 400 kWh or more during a month will receive a $5.00 credit.

CONTROLLED AIR CONDITIONING

Availability: This credit is available to most consumers with central air conditioning. A cooperative installed load control device allows the unit to be cycled off during peak demand (control) periods. Rebates are offered for signing up for this load control program. Contact the co-op for more information.
Control Periods: Anytime between 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.4 Air conditioner will be cycled off and on during control period to minimize any fluctuation in home temperature.
Credit: Any account signed up for the air conditioning load management program and using 400 kWh or more during a month will receive an $8.00 credit per month for June, July, August and September consumption.
  1. Facility Charge: A monthly charge designed to help cover fixed costs of the cooperative. Fixed costs include items such as line maintenance, accounting functions, interest and taxes paid by the cooperative.
  2. Wholesale power cost adjustment: Rates are based on an average wholesale cost of power. As the actual cost of power fluctuates, the wholesale power cost adjustment allows OEC to recover the additional cost or return a credit.
  3. Transformer Charge: The minimum monthly charge is equal to the facility charge when 15 kVa or less of transformer capacity is required. For members requiring additional transformer capacity, the minimum monthly charge will increase by $.50 for each additional kVa.
  4. Holidays: Holidays that are off peak are: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

New Service -- Construction

New Service Procedure

In order to serve you in a timely manner and avoid delays during the process of installing power to a new service, the procedures have been outlined below. OEC works off of a checklist system and jobs can not be scheduled until all items have been completed.

REQUIRED PAPERWORK

Require paperwork must be completed and returned before an appointment can be scheduled.

  • Application for Membership
  • Credit Check
    • OEC requires either a $250.00 security deposit, a letter of good credit from your current power company or we can check your credit report. Upon sufficient credit information supplied by either the power company or the credit report, the $250.00 will be waived. Please make your selection on the application.
  • Appointment Fee
    • All new services will be charged a non-refundable appointment fee of $150 which needs to be paid before an appointment is scheduled. This charge captures the costs that are associated with the installation of service, including but not limited to, the engineering design of the project, site visits, easement research, and administrative processing.
  • New Construction Information / Underground Service Agreement
    • Both sides of this form needs to be filled out in as much detail as possible, signed and dated. Click here to print.
  • Copy of your recorded deed
    • The legal description of your property, found on your recorded deed, is used to write an easement. An easement is required if we need to install a primary line on your property or if we will be crossing someone else’s property to get to your service.

APPOINTMENT WITH OEC FIELD REPRESENTATIVE

  • Appointment
    • You need to meet with a field representative from OEC at your job site. Please call our office to set up an appointment, if you have not already done so.
    • The field representative will flag and measure the proposed cable route and calculate costs for construction from the information gathered during the site visit.
  • Invoice for Installation
    • We require all fees to be paid before any work will be scheduled. The invoice will either be given to you at the time of your appointment or mailed to you at a later date. The invoice is valid for 90 days. After 90 days, the construction costs will be re-calculated. The minimum charge for a new service is $300.

FINAL STEPS

  • Township inspection
    • Every township in OEC’s service territory has an assigned electrical inspector. The inspector for your township must inspect the meter base before we can energize your service.
    • It is the responsibility of the inspector to notify OEC when inspections are complete.
      • Please note: The grounding for the service must have two (2) 5/8" x 8' copper-clad ground rods with #4 stranded copper terminated in the member’s service disconnect. Click here to view wiring specifications.
  • Wiring affidavit
    • The electrician who installs the meter base must submit a wiring affidavit to OEC.
      • The affidavit must be turned into our office after the meter base has been installed. This lets us know that the meter base is built according to our specifications, as well as the national electric code, and that the meter base is ready for service. We will not connect a new service without it.
      • Most electricians have wiring affidavits and take care of getting them to our office. However, it’s your responsibility to verify this with your electrician. Click here to print a wiring affidavit.
    • Backfilling
      • Your site and foundation must be back-filled to within 6” of final grade.
    • Cleared cable route
      • Please make sure your cable route is cleared from any brush, dirt piles, building materials, vehicles, etc. If OEC crews go to your job site and cannot access the proposed cable route with their equipment, your job will be delayed until the area is properly cleared.

SCHEDULING YOUR JOB

  • Diggers Hotline
    • Once all of the above steps are complete, OEC will call Diggers Hotline to locate any underground utilities that may be on your property. Locates take three working days to become valid, and after that time frame your job can be scheduled for installation. It is the responsibility of the property owner to mark or expose any private facilities that may be buried. Diggers Hotline does not locate privately owned underground facilities.
  • Joint Installation with Telephone/CATV
    • OEC will contact the telephone and cable tv companies to coordinate joint installation of their facilities with the electric line. Those companies have the final decision on installing their facilities with OEC’s. Please note: OEC does not do joint installations with natural gas lines.
    • It is the homeowner’s responsibility to contact the telephone or cable TV companies to apply for those services.
  • During the busy construction season it may take longer to get your job scheduled, so please keep this in mind and prepare accordingly.

WINTER CONSTRUCTION CHARGES

  • OEC's winter construction rate will be in effect November 1 through April 15. This winter consturction season is ultimately dependent on weather conditions, which create additional construction costs. During this season a separate, non-refundable charge of $100 plus $3 per foot for the actual measurement of the underground footage is to be added to all other charges and paid before the work is scheduled.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call our office at 1-800-472-8410. We welcome the opportunity to assist you in your construction project. Our office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Membership Application

Membership applications

Click here to download the new membership application.
Click here to download the new commercial application.
Click here to download the new construction application.

Wiring Affidavit

Wiring Affidavit

The electrician shall provide notification to the Cooperative of compliance with local and/or state electrical codes before a service will be connected. This will be in the form of an affidavit. Click here to view and/or print affidavit.

Wiring Specifications

Wiring Specifications

The wiring specifications and recommendations booklet provides detailed information on Oconto Electric Cooperative's requirements for electric services. This is intended for electricians and contractors.

Right-of-Way Clearing

Right-of-Way Clearing

Outages are always inconvenient. Even though outage-hours experienced by OEC members are relatively low, the co-op always strives to keep reducing those numbers. Some outages are out of our control - things like major storms, car accidents and vandalism.

One thing Oconto Electric works hard at is right-of-way clearing. During several years, OEC has invested more than $2 million on right-of-way clearing. Not only important to reduce outages, right-of-way clearing reduces dangerous situations (like when children climb trees that are touching power lines.) OEC has an 8-10 year cycle of cutting trees. That means the right-of-way of OEC's entire system is cleared once every 10 years.

When clearing an existing right-of-way, trees, brush and shrubs are removed from under the primary overhead lines. Vegetation is also removed, as needed, from around the secondary power lines which are the lines that bring power from the transformer to your meter. Attempts are made to notify property owners when right-of-way clearing will be done on their property.

LOOK UP WHEN PLANTING TREES

If you plant trees or do any landscaping in your yard, here are some things to keep in mind. Trees and shrubs can be a problem for overhead and underground facilities. You need to consider both when deciding where to plant or how to landscape your yard.

When deciding where to plant trees or shrubs, look up first. All trees and shrubs should be at least 20 feet from the overhead power line, WHEN THEY ARE FULLY MATURE. Event if it seems like you are planting that little sapling far enough away, how big will that tree get in 10-15 years, or when it's full grown? This brochure shows how far away from an overhead power line you should plant trees or shrubs.

If there is a padmount transformer (a transformer that sits on the ground and is used for underground cable) on your property, please resist the desire to hide it with landscaping. Crews must have 12 feet on all sides to access that transformer. Any landscaping close to that transformer will be damaged and any outage occurring may take longer to restore.

Trees planted too close to underground cable can eventually damage the cable when tree roots grow into the cable. If a cable is nicked while digging, eventually it will fail in that spot, causing a power outage.

Always call Diggers Hotline before doing any digging or landscaping in your yard. After all underground facilities are marked, then carefully plan where you want to plant trees, shrubs and flowers. If you have any questions about where you should or should not do any landscaping, call OEC. We will be happy to help you.

To view our Right-of-Way information please click on this link.

Security Lights

Security Lights

High Pressure Sodium security lights are available for rent from Oconto Electric Cooperative. These lights are connected before the meter and are billed on a flat monthly rate rather than for electrical usage. The lights are operated from dusk till dawn by a photoelectric eye and cannot be hooked up to any other type of switch.

Security Lighting Charges

Availability: All consumers for outdoor security and area lighting purposes.
Type of Service: Dusk-to-dawn operation by means of self-contained photoelectric cell. Lights may not be connected through a manual switching device.
Rate:
  • Energy usage is not metered but is included in the monthly charge.
    • 48W LED $8.90
    • 250 W High Pressure Sodium $15.00
    • 100 W Cobra Head $11.90
    • 400 W Metal Halide Flood $20.90

Installation Charges

OVERHEAD:

For all lights, members will be billed for the actual cost of the installation. An OEC representative will visit your home or business and quote on the cost which must be paid prior to the installation.

If a separate transformer is needed to serve the light, an additional facilities fee of $2.50 per month will be added to the above rates.

UNDERGROUND:

For lights requiring the installation of a pole, underground wires and other equipment, members will be billed for actual cost of installation. An OEC representative will visit your home or business and quote on the cost which must be paid prior to the installation.

No separate underground transformer will be installed to serve security lighting.

The member is responsible for providing a suitable location for the security light. Security light installation charges must be paid in advance. Call Oconto Electric’s Operations Department for more information on the types and sizes of lights available or to arrange installation.

Diggers Hotline

Locating Underground Facilities

If you are planning digging or excavating anywhere on your property, you are required to call Diggers Hotline at least three working days prior to beginning the work. Diggers Hotline will contact the owners of any underground facilities on your property. The facilities will be marked so you know where they are located. Your private facilities such as septic lines will NOT be located.

Why Call Diggers Hotline?

  • It's The Law
    • Wisconsin Statute 182.0175 requires all excavators - including homeowners and construction contractors - to call Diggers Hotline at least three working days before starting the work.
  • Protect Yourself
    • If you don't call before you dig, you are putting yourself and your neighbors in danger. A shovel could easily cut through a buried underground electric line, and a damaged gas pipeline would put your entire neighborhood in jeopardy.
  • Dig Now, Pay Later
    • If you dig without calling Diggers Hotline and you damage underground facilities, not only will you be financially responsible for the damage, but you could also be subject to a fine of up to $2,000.

Click here to visit their website for more information. You will be able to email a locate request from their website or you can call 811 to make a locate request.

Outages

What To Do if the Power Goes Out

Electric service is one of your most dependable purchases. However, there are times due to extreme weater conditions and accidents when the power may be interrupted.

If your power goes out, please follow these instructions:

  1. Check your fuses or circuit breakers. Be aware that not only can there be fuses or circuit breakers in the electric panel inside your home, there are some types of services that require a circuit breaker outside your home. If you have this type of service, the circuit breaker would normally be located near the meter. Know your electric service - find out where your fuses and circuit breakers are BEFORE you experience an outage. (If OEC is dispatched to your home for an outage and finds the problem is blown fuses or tripped breakers on your side of the meter, you will be assessed a fee for the service call.)
  2. Check with a nearby neighbor to see if they are out of power. This information will help OEC determine if the problem is local or more widespread.
  3. Call Oconto Electric at 1-800-472-8410 immediately. There are trained operators on duty 24 hours a day to handle outage calls. If you call after business hours, and we have your current phone number, you may report it automatically instead of being placed on hold. To speed our response time, please have the following information available:
    • Name that the electric bill is listed under.
    • Address
    • Telephone number
    • Do you know if neighbors are out?
    • Do you know the cause of the outage? (Heard a bang, car accident, tree down, etc...)
    • Time the power went out

During a major outage, your call may be handled by an automated reporting system. Please follow the instructions that you hear when you place the call. It is critical that if you know the cause of the outage, you report it. The automated system allows you to do that. Please listen carefully to the instructions. Any information you provide may greatly reduce your outage time.

Mainstreet Messenger

MainStreet Messenger

MainStreet Messenger is an emergency response service that helps make independent living a reality while giving peace of mind to the families whose loved ones prefer to stay in the comfortable surroundings of their own home.

The MainStreet Messenger unit is a telephone that has many regular telephone features such as speed dial, speakerphone, and redial. During an emergency however, MainStreet Messenger can be used to summon a responder quickly without having to get to the phone.

By pressing the button on the pendant you are signaling the Cooperative Response Center (CRC) that you need help. Within seconds someone from the response center will attempt to speak to you through the speaker on the telephone. Whether they can speak with you or not, CRC will then contact someone from the list of responders that was provided when the phone was installed, and let them know that you need assistance. Responders should be people that live near you so they can respond to your need for help quickly. CRC can also call a rescue squad if they are asked to do so by the client.

The telephone will be tested during installation and you will test it once a month after the initial installation.

The Cooperative Response Center is in the business of responding to emergencies. That is their only business. The trained professionals are there 24-hours a day, seven days a week to answer emergency phone calls and get necessary help on the way. Your call for help will NEVER go unanswered.

You can feel safe knowing that help is only the push of a button away. To have OEC install the MainStreet Messenger system, the client must provide telephone service (a working landline phone number) and an electrical outlet. The service fee for this peace of mind is $30.00 per month with a one-time installation fee of $25.00.

Oconto Electric Cooperative (OEC) has had the MainStreet Messenger program for over ten years with excellent results. We have about 200 clients who, along with their families, are very pleased with MainStreet Messenger program.

Click here to email or you can call the Member Services Department at Oconto Electric Cooperative for more information or to schedule the installation of the MainStreet Messenger Emergency Response System. Call (920) 846-2816 or toll-free 1-800-472-8410.

Marathon Water Heater

Water Heater Load Management Program

Being a part of this program means that you will allow Oconto Electric to manage your water heater during times of high demand. OEC will manage your water heater by shutting it off through the use of a radio-controlled load management receiver. As electric demand rises, OEC will determine when water heaters must be controlled. When the water heater is shut off, you will still be able to use the hot water in your tank. When OEC's demand starts to go down, water heaters will be allowed to come back on. Control periods can last up to about four hours at a time.

The benefits of this program include:

  • Being able to purchase a high-efficiency Marathon electric water heater at a reduced price
  • Free delivery of the water heater if purchased from OEC
  • Free parts and labor to maintain the water heater for 10 years from the date of purchase
  • 25% discount on parts and labor after warranty expires
  • $5 monthly bill credit when electric bill is 400 kilowatt-hours or more

Marathon Water Heaters -
Hot Water for Life!

Click here for more information from Rheem on their water heaters.

Kill-a-Watt

Want to Know How Much Each of Your Appliances Contributes to Your Energy Bill?

Kill-A-Watt Monitor

Learn which appliances are using the most electricity. Plug the monitor into an electric outlet and plug the appliance into the monitor. The monitor will display the following information:

  • Monitors can be purchased at Oconto Electric Cooperative for $25.00 plus sales tax or call OEC at 800-472-8410 and we will ship it to you for a small additional shipping fee.

  • Kill-A-Watt EZ Monitor Same as the Kill-A-Watt Monitor except that you can enter your kilowatt-hour rate and the unit will calculate the actual cost.

Monitors can be purchased at Oconto Electric Cooperative for $45.00 plus sales tax or call OEC at 800-472-8410 and we will ship it to you for a small additional shipping fee.

Energy Gift Certificate

Click here to view the gift certificate

Radio Shack

Oconto Electric Cooperative
A Radioshack Dealer

  • Oconto Electric Cooperative opened this RadioShack franchise in 2000. Store management and employees have always focused on excellent customer service and quality products. As a result the store is going strong after 10 years! Some of the types of products you will find in our store:
    • Gadgets Cables & Connectors
    • Computer Accessories Telephones
    • Electronics
    • Toys for kids and adults
    • Batteries of all types

  • Located at:
    Highland Square Mall
    323 E Highland Dr Oconto Falls WI

    920.848.1234


  • Store Hours:
    Monday-Friday
    9 AM-7 PM
    Saturday
    9 AM-2 PM

  • Click here to go to:
    www.radioshack.com


  • Click here to go to Cellcom.com for the latest specials.
    • Wireless phones and accessories:
    • internet
    • product

Community Change

Community "Change"

Since 1999 Oconto Electric Members have had the opportunity to participate in a wonderful program called Community "Change". Members can sign up to have their electric bills rounded up to the next whole dollar, with the extra money going into the Community "Change" fund.

Civic groups, charitable organizations and people that have experienced a catastrophe in their lives (such as illness or fire) can apply for Community "Change" grants. Quarterly, the Community "Change" board of directors (a group of seven individuals not employed by OEC) meets to look at applications for Community "Change" funds. Grants are awarded based on how much money is available and whether or not the purpose of the request is consistent with Community "Change" guidelines.

One hundred percent of donations made to Community "Change" are awarded as grants. To date, Community "Change" has distributed over $140,000.

Members who choose to contribute to Community "Change" give an average of $6.00 per year. There is an option to give more by adding an extra dollar amount to the rounded up change. For example you can choose to round up your electric bill and donate an additional $2 each month.

If you are already a contributor to Community "Change", THANK YOU. If not, won't you please consider signing up as a contributor? It is one of the most rewarding things you can do for literally pennies a month.

I would like to apply for the Community "Change" program.

If you want to be contributor to Community "Change", or if you want to increase your current donation, simply click here to print the donation form.

Send completed forms to:

Oconto Electric Cooperative
PO Box 168
Oconto Falls WI 54154

Watt's Up

Watt's Up Newsletter

The Watt's Up Newsletter is quarterly publication distributed to keep the public informed of issues affecting the electric utility industry. Click on any of the links below to see that issue. If you would like to have a copy of the Watt's Up mailed to you each quarter, contact: Mark Schindel 800-472-8410 to be placed on the mailing list.

Watt's Up Newsletter Winter 2013
Watt's Up Newsletter Summer 2011
Watt's Up Newsletter Spring 2010
Watt's Up Newsletter Winter 2009
Watt's Up Newsletter Autumn 2009
Watt's Up Newsletter Summer 2009
Watt's Up Newsletter Spring 2009

Hotline Safety Demo

Hot Line Safety Demonstrations

Oconto Electric Cooperative will provide a Hot Line Safety Demonstration for any group within Oconto, Marinette or Shawano Counties FREE. A qualified OEC employee will come to you with a table top model that will show how to stay safe around electricity. Or groups willing to come to Oconto Electric's office in Oconto Falls can see a life-size demonstration during the months of May-October, weather permitting. Either demonstration takes from 30-45 minutes, depending on questions.

The Hot Line Safety Demonstration is perfect for:

  • Club meetings
  • Emergency/Rescue Personnel
  • Schools
  • Civic groups
  • Businesses
  • Anyone interested in promoting electrical safety

If you are interested in having a Hot Line Safety Demonstration or would like more information, call 1-800-472-8410 and talk to Pam Langlay. OEC personnel can be available for demonstrations during evenings and weekends as well as regular business hours.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities


New Position: Communications and Marketing Specialist
Oconto Electric Cooperative seeks a full-time qualified individual who will be responsible for conducting marketing and communications correspondence through written, verbal and social media avenues.

Candidate must have advanced computer skills including social media experience, Photoshop, Microsoft Office, plus photography abilities. Business writing and communications skills required. The successful candidate will be highly organized, creative, and excel in internal and external communications and marketing activities. Must be willing to learn about a variety of cooperative programs and to actively support the co-op’s community efforts. Some travel is required.

Education/Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, business or similar field with three years of directly related occupational work experience is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and work experience may be considered.  Valid driver’s license is required.

OEC offers a competitive wage commensurate with experience, as well as an excellent benefits package.

Use the link below to download an application, or pick one up in person at OEC’s office.

Send cover letter and resume to Attn: Human Resource, Oconto Electric Cooperative, P.O. Box 168, Oconto Falls, WI 54154.  Application deadline: November 3, 2014.


Click here to download and print an employment application.

Oconto Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with Federal and State equal employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, non-job related disability, or any other protected group status.

Community Information

Community Information

Currently we have no new community information.

Scholarship

OEC Scholarship Program

Oconto Electric Cooperative offers ten $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school students. Students are invited to apply for scholarships beginning January 1 of their senior year in high school until the application deadline.

Eligibility

OEC’s scholarship program is open to any high school senior whose parent or guardian is a member of Oconto Electric. The billing account for the parent/guardian must be a residential account (which means it must be their primary residence.)

Student must be attending an accredited college or technical school.

How To Apply

Beginning January 1 each year, a scholarship application for that year will be available from local high school guidance counselors, from Oconto Electric’s office or you can download the application by clicking here. Complete the application and return to Oconto Electric along with the following information:

  • A copy of your high school transcripts (with current grade point average)
  • Your SAT/ACT test scores
  • A summary of school, group, club, community and employment activities, awards and accomplishments
  • A one-page essay on future school, life and career goals
  • One third-party recommendation (letter of reference)
  • The deadline for the current year’s scholarship will be listed on the application

Recipient Selection

A scholarship committee made up of seven cooperative members, none of whom are OEC employees, meets to go over the applications and select the ten recipients. Recipients and non-recipients are notified by mail as soon as the selection is made.

Making the Award

All recipients are asked to attend Oconto Electric Cooperative’s Annual Meeting so they can be presented with a certificate in front of the general membership. An OEC representative will also attend the recipient’s graduation or awards ceremony to present a certificate and recognize the student in front of his or her peers. The recipient or the school must contact OEC to schedule.

How to Receive the Scholarship

Scholarship money is paid directly to the school at the beginning of the second semester of post-secondary education. The student must send a copy of a paid invoice for the second semester tuition to the address listed below.

Contact information

Write to Oconto Electric at:

Scholarships
Oconto Electric Cooperative
PO Box 168
Oconto Falls WI 54154

Phone: toll-free 800-472-8410 or local 920-846-2816

Email: planglay@ocontoelectric.com

Electric Safety World

Electric Safety World

Click Here to enter the Electric Safety World. Fun and games help you learn about being safe around electricity.

Electric Universe

Electric Universe

Click here to enter Electric Universe. Fun-filled games showing how to be safe around electricity. Sponsored by SafeElectricity.org.

Co-ops YES! Conference

Co-ops YES! Youth Leadership Conference

Cooperative Network proudly offers the Co-ops! YES Youth Leadership Conference in March each year. Co-ops YES! is a chance for young people to develop an understanding and appreciation of the purpose, operation and scope of the cooperative form of business.

There will also be powerful, dynamic presentations on leadership and the value of cooperation. This conference has seen the beginning of many friendships over the years between kids who would have otherwise never met.

The Co-ops YES! Youth Leadership Conference is held at the Ramada Convention Center in Eau Claire, WI. Students will have to be excused from two days of school.

Oconto Electric Cooperative sponsors four high school students each year for this conference. OEC pays all registration fees, hotel fees, meals and provides the transportation. All the kids need are couple of dollars for the cooperative snack store.

Information on the 2014 Co-ops YES! Youth Leadership Conference will be available in early 2014.

Youth Leadership Congress

Youth Leadership Congress

Each year in July the Youth Leadership Congress (YLC) is held at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus. The University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Outreach and Graduate Studies Office is pleased to co-sponsor this program with the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association (WECA), a division of the Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives (WFC). Attendees join other students from across the state to participate in this premier youth program.

The congress has a range of leadership, team building, learning, and recreational activities. The Cooperative Youth Board assists in planning and presenting the YLC program. This makes the YLC a unique and effective opportunity for young adults to have fun while learning.

Students stay in the campus dorms during this 3 day/2 night event. There is entertainment in the evenings, students are busy from early morning until late evening throughout the event.

Oconto Electric Cooperative selects four high school students each year who will attend YLC. OEC pays for registration, provides transportation to and from the congress and has chaperones on campus at all times.

Click here for more information on the 2014 Youth Leadership Congress or email mschindel@ocontoelectric.com.

Hotline Safety Demo

Hot Line Safety Demonstrations

Oconto Electric Cooperative will provide a Hot Line Safety Demonstration for any group within Oconto, Marinette or Shawano Counties FREE. A qualified OEC employee will come to you with a table top model that will show how to stay safe around electricity. Or groups willing to come to Oconto Electric's office in Oconto Falls can see a life-size demonstration during the months of May-October, weather permitting. Either demonstration takes from 30-45 minutes, depending on questions.

The Hot Line Safety Demonstration is perfect for:

  • Club meetings
  • Emergency/Rescue Personnel
  • Schools
  • Civic groups
  • Businesses
  • Anyone interested in promoting electrical safety

If you are interested in having a Hot Line Safety Demonstration or would like more information, call 1-800-472-8410 and talk to Pam Langlay. OEC personnel can be available for demonstrations during evenings and weekends as well as regular business hours.

About Us

The tabs below lists our load management programs that are available to OEC Members.

OEC's Board of Directors

Current board members


Dan Kanack

David Hischke

Doug Allen

Ken Cisar

Todd Duame

Tony Wagner

Vernon Gisenas

Current OEC Employees


Dick Stymiest
Load Management Tech.
Hired 1979


Pam Langlay
Member Services Rep.
Hired 1979

Karen Friedman
VP Chief Financial Officer
Hired 1984

Kent Lyng
VP Engineering
Hired 1989

John Havemeier
Journeyman Lineman
Hired 1989

Jan Stranz
VP Member Servies
Hired 1990

Sue Mogged
Materials Coordinator
Hired 1997
Brian Arndt
Journeyman Lineman
Hired 1997

Kevin Thompson
Equipment Operator
Hired 1997

Jack Pardy
Line Superintendent
Hired 1998

Robin Banaszynski Manager Retail Operations
Hired 1999

Lynne Wirtz
Assistant Manager Retail
Hired 1999

Ron Friedman
Journeyman Lineman
Hired 1999

Kriss Krause
Executive Assistant
Hired 2000

Ray Johnson
Retail Sales Associate
Hired 2001

Stephanie Paitl
Accounting Assistant
Hired 2001

Brenda Fricton
Energy Services Rep.
Hired 2002

Byron Nolde
Chief Executive Officer
Hired 2003

Ben Wilcox
Journeyman Lineman
Hired 2007

Terry Farrar
Energy/Electrical Services
Hired 2007

Amy Winkler
Engineering/Operations Assistant
Hired 2008

Ken Clausen
Apprentice Meter Technician
Hired 2011

Steve Stackhouse
Special Projects Coordinator
Hired 2011

Michael Yahnke
Retail Sales Assocaite
Hired 2012

Scott Bancroft
Journeyman Lineman
Hired 2012

Tyler Schroeder
Apprentice Lineman
Hired 2012

Zach Beyer
Retail Sales Associate
Hired 2013

Chris Adams
Staking Technician/Engineer
Hired 2013

Stiles Hydro

Information is coming soon

OEC History

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