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September 2014 Edition

Date: August 25, 2014
Topics: People's Powerline - Newsletter

'Take the credit’ at annual meeting this year and learn why your co-op membership is special. Watch your mailbox for your annual meeting program arriving towards the middle of September.  And, of course, find the ever-popular classifieds section on page 4 on this month's edition.


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August 2014 Edition

Date: July 29, 2014
Topics: Local News

We're plugged in to education as we head back to school this month. Learn how PEC supports our youngest members through various youth programs throughout our service area. Also, save time with our popular bank draft program known as Sure B.E.T.--details on page 3, and booth reservations are still open for PEC's Annual Meeting on Saturday, September 27, 2014.  As always, the ever-popular classifieds are on page 4. Read this issue in digital format.


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July 2014 Edition

Date: June 25, 2014
Topics: People's Powerline - Newsletter

July's edition encourages members to "Look Up, Stay Alert" and stay alive this summer. We also remind members for every 'app'etite, there's PEC's SmartHub. Go mobile and manage your account from your fingertips with SmartHub. Booth reservations are open for PEC's Annual Meeting on Saturday, September 27, 2014.  As always, the ever-popular classifieds are on page 4. Read this issue in digital format.


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June 2014 Edition

Date: May 28, 2014
Topics: People's Powerline - Newsletter

This year’s Youth Tour winners are front and center. Inside, find your invitation to the 5th Annual Ada All-American Blood Drive that PEC will once again co-sponsor in July. Announcement that the Dixie Melody Boys are coming to annual meeting this year can be seen on page 3, and as always, the ever-popular classifieds remain on page 4. Read this issue in digital format.


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May 2014 Edition

Date: April 25, 2014
Topics: People's Powerline - Newsletter

Prepare now for increased summer usage as the outdoor temperature heats up. Also inside the May issue, we  highlight two very Co-op Proud members from Allen, Oklahoma, and on page 3, we announce the familiar face of Kevin Wood who’s in a new place at the co-op as Senior Vice President of Corporate Services. As always, the ever-popular classifieds remain on page 4. Read this issue in digital format.


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April 2014 Edition

Date: March 27, 2014
Topics: People's Powerline - Newsletter

Inside this month's April edition, PEC's first Co-op Proud gift basket drawing winners are announced. Congratulations, Bob and Billie Fitzgerald of Holdenville, Oklahoma.

Members are encouraged to Go Paperless at PEC’s SmartHub, and spring cleaning is also underway. Read "Between the Lines" on page 2 to understand the importance of vegetation management and why keeping tree limbs and other obstacles away from high-voltage power lines is important. As always, the ever-popular classifieds remain on page 4. Read this issue in digital format.


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March 2014 Edition

Date: February 26, 2014
Topics: People's Powerline - Newsletter

As increased technology leads the way for customer convenience, we announce PEC’s new business hours of 8 am to 5 pm, Monday thru Friday, which will take effect on March 1, 2014.  Payment alternatives are discussed on pages 1 and 3.

March is also a great time for members to consider PowerShield and PowerWatch.  Inside on page 2, the basics of each of the programs are explained, along with the related Co-op Proud gift basket drawings. As always, the ever-popular classifieds remain on page 4. Read this issue in digital format.


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National Email Scam Hitting Inboxes

Date: February 19, 2014
Topics: Press Releases

ADA, OK – Recently there has been an increase in the number of scam/phishing attempts targeting customers of all types of utilities across the nation.  Most of these emails are addressed generically to “Energy Customer” or reference an “Energy bill.”  The email prompts the user to “click here,” which redirects to a site designed to capture personal and financial information. Members are encouraged to report any suspicious activity to PEC immediately.


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February 2014 Edition

Date: January 29, 2014
Topics: People's Powerline - Newsletter

The Tupelo Tigers proudly say, “Thanks” in February's newsletter. We highlight a special thank you to two of our area line technicians, Paul Prentice and Dan Gunter. On page 2, also read about our 2013 Employees of the Year, Tim Scroggins and Brandon Williams. As always, the ever-popular classifieds section remains on page 4. Read this issue in digital format.


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January 2014 Edition

Date: December 21, 2013
Topics: People's Powerline - Newsletter

2014's Co-op Proud product promotion fills the lead spot. The Latta Panthers are Co-op Proud and you can also be Co-op Proud of value added products and services provided with one thing in mind--YOU!  In addition, Co-op Principle #6 is “Cooperation among Cooperatives.” Learn about the mutual aid effort that happened immediately following December's devastating ice storm and the hidden blessings that resulted before, during and after Winter Storm Cleon. Read this issue in digital format.


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December 2013 Edition

Date: November 25, 2013
Topics: People's Powerline - Newsletter

Warm Christmas greetings to you and your kin from all PEC staff. Go paperless this month to receive a $5 credit and leave all the paper for Santa and his presents.  On page 2, we wish our retiring Vice-President of Accounting, Debbie Christian, all the best as she closes one chapter in her life and begins a new one.  As winter storm season is upon us, you'll want to prepare now for unexpected power outages.  See page 3 which also includes information on generator financing.  As always, the ever-popular classifieds section remains on page 4. Read this issue in digital format.


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November 2013 Edition

Date: October 28, 2013
Topics: People's Powerline - Newsletter

Make an energy savings touchdown with a new heat pump this holiday.  The realities of space heaters are discussed on page 2 and some important safey tips members should keep in mind when warming up with a space heater. Our 77th Annual Meeting winners can be found on page 3, and the ever-popular classifieds section remains on page 4.

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October 2013 Edition

Date: September 26, 2013
Topics: People's Powerline - Newsletter

Get green this fall.  Choose "Pay Your Bill Online" (at the top of this page) to GO Paperless and receive a $5 credit on your next bill.  Get in the game with PEC's SmartHub online solution or simply go paperless to be entered to win the upcoming holiday hoops package. Details on page 2.

Members are also reminded of the October 28 deadline for the 2013-14 Youth Tour test registration. As always, the ever-popular classifieds section remains on page 4. Read this issue in digital format.


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September 2013 Edition

Date: August 27, 2013
Topics: People's Powerline - Newsletter

Our September edition encourages members to play it safe on the PEC team with PowerShield and PowerWatch.  Also, it's registration time for the 2013-14 Youth Tour contest.  Finally, members are encouraged ‘take the credit’ at annual meeting this year and to watch their mailboxes for their annual meeting program arriving towards the middle of September.  And, of course, the ever-popular classifieds section can always be found on page 4.

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August 2013 Edition

Date: July 29, 2013
Topics: People's Powerline - Newsletter

Make a Sure B.E.T. with one of PEC’s most popular and successful payment services.  Also, we encourage our area’s 11th grade students to participate in the upcoming Youth Tour contest on page 2, and our latest promotion winners and plans are announced throughout the issue. The ever-popular classifieds section remains on page 4!

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July 2013 Edition

Date: June 26, 2013
Topics: People's Powerline - Newsletter

Meet 'Today's Youth, Tomorrow's Leaders' who recently participated in the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour program in Washington, D.C. sponsored by People’s Electric Cooperative. On page 2, the Ada area is encouraged to give the gift of life on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at the Pontotoc County Agri-Plex. The dates for this year's district meetings are set for PEC members in Districts 1, 3 and 5. On page 3, get acquainted with smart solutions at PEC's SmartHub, and the ever-popular classifieds section remains on page 4!

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June 2013 Edition

Date: May 29, 2013
Topics: People's Powerline - Newsletter

Let there be light at your home or dark outdoor area that is in need of a brighter path.  Read how easy it is to team up with PEC and take advantage of a PEC security light.

Also, you'll not want to miss the special Father's Day tribute on page 2.  Last, but not least, SmartHub is here!  PEC offers this new technology to help you manage your electric account 24/7 by computer or smartphone with a free online application.  Both android and iOS mobile apps are now available.  (See page 3 for more details.)

Click Here to read June's issue in digital format.


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May 2013 Edition

Date: April 25, 2013
Topics: People's Powerline - Newsletter

Members are encouraged to make an energy saving touchdown with the purchase of a new energy efficient heat pump through PEC's Heat Pump Loan program.

Exciting new digital tools are available for PEC's techno-savvy members. Read about Oklahoma Living magazine’s digital app which includes PEC’s newsletter and several other co-op newsletters from around the state on page 2.  Also, SmartHub is on the horizon for PEC members (see page 3).

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April 2013 Edition

Date: March 26, 2013
Topics: People's Powerline - Newsletter

April's edition encourages members to score a home run for the PEC team with paperless billing.

We also remind members to stay safe during and after storms when it comes to dealing with downed power lines. Tree selection near power line easements is discussed on page 3, along with the ever-popular classifieds on page 4.

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March 2013 Edition

Date: February 26, 2013
Topics: People's Powerline - Newsletter

March's edition explains how a Power Defense with PEC PowerShield can provide surge protection at the meter and inside your home.

Our 2012 Employee of the Year recipients, Debbie Christian and Heath Traylor, are announced on page 2, followed by an invitation to receive Oklahoma Living magazine on page 3. The ever-popular classifieds section remains on page 4!

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Christian and Traylor Named PEC Employees of the Year

Date: February 07, 2013
Topics: Press Releases

ADA, OK — Each year People’s Electric Cooperative (PEC) full-time employees are asked to cast ballots for two fellow employees who consistently demonstrate excellence in his or her position and are most deserving of Employee of the Year recognition.  The identities of the honorees are kept secret until they are revealed at the annual Employee Awards Presentation. The 2012 Employees of the Year are Debbie Christian in PEC’s Administrative Services Division and Heath Traylor from the Operations Division.


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February 2013 Edition

Date: January 28, 2013
Topics: People's Powerline - Newsletter

Members are urged to support the PEC Team and fight the endless flow of paper arriving in their mailboxes each month in February's edition.

Inside we explain the steps to “Go Paperless,” along with some great prize drawings included with the Team Up promotion and for new paperless customers.  Our Christmas appliance drawing winners, Nathan and Tamn Harrington of Holdenville, Oklahoma, are pictured on page 2. The ever-popular classifieds section remains on page 4!

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January 2013 Edition

Date: December 26, 2012
Topics: People's Powerline - Newsletter

Our Team Up product promotion fills the lead spot in the January 2013 edition of the People’s Powerline.

It’s sure to be a fun year as we promote the team spirit with our value added products and services. Inside we also promote generator safety during this winter season for both our members’ safety and that of our employee lineworkers. The ever-popular classifieds section remains on page 4!

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December 2012 Edition

Date: November 26, 2012
Topics: People's Powerline - Newsletter

December's issue encourages members to leave all the paper to Santa and “Go Paperless.”

It’s also that time of year again when we urge everyone to prepare for the unexpected with a winter checklist. Our latest kindle winner is in the spotlight on page 3, along with PEC’s National RSGS Community Service award. The ever-popular classifieds section remains on page 4!

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PEC Receives National Community Service Award

Date: November 12, 2012
Topics: Press Releases, Local News

San Diego, CA, 11-12-2012— PEC received the 2012 Community Excellence award at the 2012 Rural Smart Grid Summit (RSGS) for selfless contributions and continued work within its community.

The award was voted on by the Smart Grid Summit advisory board made up of utility executives, industry analyst, senior executives from technology companies and association representatives. One hundred and twenty electric cooperatives had the opportunity to nominate themselves for the Community Excellence Award which went to the REC that demonstrated selfless and extraordinary contributions to the community.


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November 2012 Edition

Date: October 25, 2012
Topics: People's Powerline - Newsletter, Local News

Our November newsletter encourages members to come home to the warmth of a new heat pump this holiday.

We also promote fall energy savings, along with security lights as we ‘Fall Back’ to some really dark nights on Sunday, November 4. Our 76th Annual Meeting winners can be found on page 2, and the ever-popular classifieds section remains on page 4

Click here to read November's issue in digital format.


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Special feature by Oklahoma Living magazine

Date: October 05, 2012
Topics: Local News, Local News

The Deaton Family: Connected to PEC since the lights came on.

Oklahoma Living magazine recognizes a family whose roots run deep in PEC history.  The article features Debbie Christian, PEC's Vice President of Accounting.

Oklahoma Living celebrates 75 years of bringing light to Oklahoma.

Read the digital version of the article HERE.


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September 2012 Edition

Date: August 17, 2012
Topics: People's Powerline - Newsletter, Local News

Thank you for visiting our new website!  Read about the new design in this month's People's Powerline newsletter.

You can also learn about our 2012-13 Youth Tour contest, and members are encouraged to watch their mailboxes for their annual meeting program arriving towards the middle of September.  And, of course, find the ever-popular classifieds section on page 4.

Click here to read September's issue in digital format.


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August 2012 Edition

Date: July 19, 2012
Topics: People's Powerline - Newsletter, Local News

(Ada, OK) Each month, the People's Powerline newsletter is written and produced specifically for People's Electric Cooperative members. Monthly issues keep members up-to-date on issues such as policy changes, energy management tips, safety information, outage reporting procedures and new member programs.

Members may also contribute ads to the very popular classifieds section of the newsletter. The monthly classified section for buy, sell or trade items is a free service to PEC members.

Click here to read August's issue in digital format.


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PEC Board Appoints Jenny Trett

Date: July 18, 2012
Topics: Local News, Press Releases

 ADA, OK – People’s Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Jenny Trett as the new district 2 Trustee for PEC. The district 2 seat was left vacant due to Matt Holder’s, the previous trustee, move to Weatherford, Oklahoma.
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PEC Echoes Attorney General’s Scam Warning

Date: July 02, 2012
Topics: Press Releases, Press Releases

ADA, OK – People’s Electric Cooperative spokesperson Monica Neal repeated the warning that Attorney General Scott Pruitt issued last Thursday for Oklahoma consumers who use Green Dot cards.

“Just this week, one of our own electric consumers reported having been unknowingly hit by this scam in May,” Neal said. “We want our members to be aware of this scam.Although this was the first report from a PEC electric consumer, we know at least three consumers of East Central Oklahoma Electric Cooperative in Okmulgee have been contacted with this scam. Consumers in other states also are reporting contact.”


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iRope, iRide, iRelay with the PEC Team

Date: June 15, 2012
Topics: Local News, Press Releases

(Ada, OK) – Pontotoc County held its 2012 Relay For Life on Friday, June 15, 2012, drawing spectators and participants from all over the county. The event raised $127,639. The monies raised from this event support the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives and create more birthdays by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures and fighting back.
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