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WFEC & NextEra Partnership Could Provide Future Savings for SWRE Members

WFEC, NextEra Energy Resources, planning largest combined wind, solar & energy storage facility in U.S.

>> 700-megawatt combined project first of its kind in region <<

ANADARKO, Okla. (July 23, 2019) - Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC) today announced it has entered into a power purchase agreement with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, for the largest combined wind, solar and energy storage project in the U.S.

2019 Annual Meeting to be Held in Altus

Members of Southwest Rural Electric Association will meet in Altus on Thursday, August 29, for the cooperative's 82nd Annual Meeting. The event will be held at the Western Oklahoma State College Auditorium, 2801 N. Main St., Altus, OK.

Because SWRE is a cooperative, its customers are also its members. All SWRE members from throughout the co-op’s service territory in Texas and Oklahoma are encouraged to attend.

So, just how green are we?

*Originally published in June 2019 "SWRE Power Source" Newsletter



Grannie's Candied Sweet Potatoes

This delicious recipe was submitted by our Technology Specialist, Chandler Lingle.  It’s his favorite recipe and comes from his Grandmother's kitchen.




5-6          good-sized sweet potatoes

1 stick     real butter (with salt)

1/2 C       warm water

3 C          sugar

1 t            vanilla

8th Grade Energy Essay Contest Winners

Congrats 8th Grade Energy Essay Contest Winners!!


These AMAZING 8th grade students were annonymously selected as the top 8 essays out of all the submissions from schools in SWRE territory.

The top student from each state was chosen to represent SWRE at Youth Power Energy Camp this month in Hinton, Oklahoma.



Bethany Beavers,
Frederick Middle School


Frederick, Northside Students Attend Oklahoma Youth Leadership Summit

OKLAHOMA CITY – Thirty students, representing Oklahoma’s Electric Cooperatives, attended the 2019 Oklahoma’s Electric Cooperatives Leadership Summit on March 18, 2019, at the Oklahoma State Fair Grounds. Among these students were Southwest Rural Electric Association’s (SWRE) representatives, Jamie Jannaman, a senior at Frederick High School and Kaitlyn Thomas, senior at Northside High School.

2019 Youth Tour Winners

Texoma students who participated as finalists in SWRE’s 2019 Youth Tour Contest are: (back, l to r) Mia Aleman, Chillicothe HS; Lindsey Sawin Texas runner-up, Northside HS; Maci Sanders, Snyder HS; Paula Hickerson, Snyder HS.  Other finalists are (front, l to r) Chris Lopez, Oklahoma runner-up, Frederick HS; Bethany Gilstad, Navajo HS; Lily Anne Newell, Texas winner, Chillicothe HS; Zac Chitwood, Oklahoma winner, Tipton HS.  Photo by Jennifer Grice.



Let's Talk Capital Credits

For some members, April could be the month for free cash back -- not only through your tax return, but also through a certain cooperative benefit known as “capital credits.”

What are Capital Credits?

As you may have read in previous pages, the local Cooperative Board establishes rates, based upon what it actually costs to provide dependable electric service and to meet payment schedules on loans.

Member Charge Adjustment

Southwest Rural Electric Association, Inc. has recently completed a cost of service study with a third-party consulting agency, (C. H. Guernsey & Company).  This allows us to determine the expense of maintaining availability of power by rate class so that we ensure that we recover all costs appropriately.

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