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Clarissa Walton
Marketing and Communications Specialist

Slay your energy vampires
Even when your electronics are turned off, they still use energy if they’re plugged in. They use something called “vampire energy.” What better time to slay those vampires than Halloween? Here’s how:
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Central employees gather for Strategic Planning Day
Central Electric Cooperative employees gathered together on Columbus Day for their annual Strategic Planning Day to discuss strategies for the upcoming year.
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Cooperatives see the future
Dramatic changes are transforming all aspects of the energy industry. Interest in renewable energy is at an all-time high, and ultimately consumers want greater control over their energy use and payment methods. The prevalence of smart-phone apps and “smart” technology for the home is increasing, and consumers and businesses are showing greater interest in electric vehicles. There’s no denying it: electric utilities will have to make changes to the way they provide energy to accommodate these...
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Cybersecurity is everyone's responsibility
Technology breaches –– think customer credit card data being stolen from Target, or consumer data being stolen from Experian –– have become more commonplace, ushering in a new reality of increased security measures and constant monitoring of organizational and personal data to ensure our identities, credit card numbers or bank accounts have not been compromised.
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Central Electric Cooperative Lineman Helps Electrify Guatemalan Villages
For the first time, the lights are on at Pie de Cerro and Tierra Blanca Salinas in rural Guatemala. Oklahoma’s electric cooperatives – in partnership with Colorado’s electric cooperatives and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s philanthropic arm, NRECA International – brought first time electricity to two remote villages near the Mexican border in the region of Ixcan, Guatemala.
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Want to save energy? Use less hot water
Water heating is the second largest energy expense in your home, so if you use less hot water, you’ll save energy.
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Central requests photo submissions for honoring veterans
Central Electric Cooperative would like to thank all who have served by featuring their photo on our social media, digital signs, and at our Aware Meetings this fall.
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Central will be closed Columbus Day
Central Electric Cooperative will be closed on Monday, October 8, in observance of Columbus Day. Crews will be on call to respond to outages. Please report outages via Smarthub at http://mycentral.smarthub.coop or by calling 800-375-2884.
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Central recognizes employees for National Customer Service Week
In honor of Customer Service Week, Central Electric Cooperative is recognizing our outstanding service team who are dedicated to providing exceptional service to the cooperative's members.
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October is National Cooperative Month
There’s an annual celebration every October at your electric cooperative—and at electric cooperatives around the country. October is National Cooperative Month.
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