1,000 OG&E Customers Sign Up for Wind Power Program

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More than 1,000 Oklahoma Gas and Electric residential and business customers have registered for OG&E's newest wind power offering - Positive Energy Together.

"Our newest wind power offering has been open only a few weeks and we are already seeing a great response from our customers," said Jesse Langston, OG&E vice president of utility commercial operations. "By signing up for wind power or by increasing their existing commitment to renewable energy, our customers can help us avoid the addition of any fossil-fuel power plants until 2020."

Customers can sign up at www.oge.com.

OG&E customers can purchase wind power for 25, 50 or 100 percent of their monthly electricity usage. A typical residential customer who uses about 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month, and who subscribes to 100-percent wind power as part of the new program, will pay 0.7 cent per kwh for their monthly usage - or an additional $7 per month - to participate in the wind power program.

Customers who subscribe to wind power at a 25-percent level pay an additional 0.9 cent per kwh for one-fourth of their monthly usage, while customers who subscribe to 50-percent wind power pay an additional 0.8 cent per kwh for half of their monthly usage. For a residential customer using 1,000 kwh per month, the 25-percent subscription would add $2.25 to their monthly bill, and a 50- percent subscription would add $4 to their monthly bill.

More than 250 business customers of all sizes have made commitments to operate their facilities on OG&E wind power, including Dell, Hitachi Computer Products (America) Inc. …