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April 27, 2017

Choctaw Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees announces that Mr. Kooney C. Duncan of Blanchard, OK has accepted the position of CEO/General Manager.

Mr. Duncan brings over thirteen years of electric cooperative experience to this position.  His most recent experience has been his employment as Commercial & Industrial Marketing Manager for Western Farmers Electric Cooperative located in Anadarko, OK.  He started work for WFEC in 2004 at the Hugo Power Plant. 

This experience and background makes him highly qualified to lead Choctaw Electric Cooperative.

Kooney was raised in Fort Towson, OK and graduated from Fort Towson High School. Kooney graduated with a BS in Political Science/Occupational Safety from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, OK. Kooney and his wife, Lendy, have one girl, Beckett Marie and another daughter, Leedy Jane, due to arrive any day. 

 

For more information, please contact:

Jia Johnson, Director of Public Relations

Choctaw Electric Cooperative

(580) 326-6486 • (800) 780-6486 • email: jjohnson@choctawelectric.coop

 

January 11, 2017

Power Outage Due to Extreme Cold Weather

An extreme cold front moved through southeast Oklahoma beginning Friday, January 6, and through the weekend dropping temperatures well below freezing. Unfortunately this cold front affected electric service for those members in Hochatown.

The outage was caused by the significant temperature drop below freezing that produced an increased load to our substation, which caused an overload on many of our fuses throughout the area as soon as power was restored.  Choctaw Electric and Western Farmers worked together to resolve the outage and restore power. 

Because of the economic growth in Hochatown, Choctaw Electric’s engineering department and Western Farmers has scheduled an upgrade for this year. Until the upgrade takes place we are working diligently to prevent this type of occurrence happening again.

We would like to thank those who were affected by the outage for their patience.

 

 

July 15, 2016

(Hugo), OKLA. -  We at Choctaw Electric Cooperative  express our gratitude to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, local District attorneys, the Attorney General’s office and the Governor for their leadership in prosecuting cases of alleged criminal wrong doing.  Everyone at Choctaw Electric Cooperative strongly condemns the criminal wrongdoing alleged in the indictment handed down against a former employee Terry Matlock. We emphasize assurance to our members that we are committed  to operating with the highest ethical standards and business practices.

“Member democratic Control”  is a founding principle of the electric cooperative business model established nearly 80 years ago. It still works today. All of us at CEC  deeply appreciate our members who devoted their time and effort to expose wrongdoing. We are a member driven organization. Choctaw Electric Cooperative members took action and achieved results for their cooperative. We work for our members and we encourage member involvement.

Our Board of Trustees, management, and employees  are dedicated to providing safe, affordable, and reliable electricity to our members.

 

May 11, 2016

Choctaw Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees announces that Mr. Kenneth J. Gates of Twin Falls, Idaho has accepted the position of CEO/General Manager.

Mr. Gates brings over forty years of electric management experience to this position.  His most recent experience has been as the CEO of Dakota Energy Cooperative in Huron, South Dakota. He also served as the CEO of Cordova Electric Cooperative in Cordova, Alaska from 1999-2007.

This experience and background make him highly qualified to lead Choctaw Electric Cooperative.

Mr. Gates will report to work in early June.

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