Welcome to Oconto Electric Cooperative

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OEC is a member-owned, not-for-profit, generation & distribution cooperative headquartered in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin. In 1937, the cooperative was formed to serve electricity in rural northeast Wisconsin. Currently OEC serves more than 9,600 members throughout Oconto, Marinette, and small portions of Shawano County.

OEC’s goal is to provide safe and reliable electricity at a reasonable rate.

OEC is committed to the communities we serve. We support local schools, community organizations and agencies through donations and programs that OEC offers. Many OEC employees are active with local groups and organizations, which enrich the cooperative’s relationship with the people and communities we serve.

 

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WEC News

  • December WEC News Local Pages
    Please click here to read the local December pages. Inside you’ll find: Employees Stand Up for Veterans, Interested in Being a Director, and more. The post December WEC News Local Pages appeared first …
  • November WEC News Local Pages
    Please click here to read the local November WEC News pages. Inside the local pages: We Honor All Who Served, Take Advantage of Ways to Use Energy Smarter, and more. The post November WEC News Local P …
  • OEC Charity Donations Stronger Than Ever
    Oconto Falls, WI; October 26, 2017 – Oconto Electric Cooperative (OEC) employees were ecstatic to be giving back to the U.S. Veterans with a donation of $14,000. This is the greatest amount of money t …
  • Are you a sophomore or junior that would like to win a trip to Washington D.C.?
    The road to self discovery Youth Tour reflections   For many teens, the Rural Electric Youth Tour is full of “firsts.” It may be the first time they left the state, flew on a plane, visited the nation …
  • October WEC News
    Please click here to read the local October WEC News pages. Inside the local pages: National Co-op Month, Making Payments Shouldn’t Be A Hassle, Youth Tour, and more. The post October WEC News appeare …
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Oconto Electric Cooperative3 weeks ago
Below is an 11-minute video "Category 4, Principle 6" that details the Wisconsin electric co-op response to Hurricane Irma.

The video was written and narrated by WECA’s Dave Hoopman, and edited and produced by Trevor Clark of Richland Electric Cooperative. Katie Jagiello from Oconto Electric also provided a video clip.
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Richland Electric Cooperative: Hurricane Irma Relief
This is a short video put together by Richland Electric Cooperative and Wisconsin Electric Cooperatives Association (WECA). This video shows the relief effor...
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Oconto Electric Cooperative4 weeks ago
Good luck to all the deer hunters this season and be safe!!

Give Safety A Shot When Preparing For Hunting

Hunters have their sights on wild game when preparing for hunting season. A few moments devoted to safety can help prevent an accident with utility equipment. SafeElectricity.org urges hunters to take precautions and be aware of potential electrical hazards while hunting.

Before leaving for a hunting trip, make sure that you have safety items to signal for help in case of an emergency. Always carry emergency supplies in the event of an accident. A cell phone, whistle, and flashlight are necessary items to carry with you throughout a hunting trip.

Note the location of power lines and other electrical equipment before you begin a hunt. Be especially careful and observant in wooded areas where power lines are easy to overlook.

Obey all signs or postings that advise electrical safety, especially when selecting the location for a tree stand. Tree stands are the leading cause for hunting injuries. If you are using a tree stand, make sure you read the manufacturer’s instructions and inspect the stand for wear before use.

Never use power poles to support a tree stand. Look for an ideal tree for your stand, one that is sturdy and alive. While going up to the stand, keep at least three points of contact while you climb.

Never shoot nearby power lines or other electrical equipment. A single shot can cause vast damage to the electrical system. Damage to electrical equipment can result in power interruptions and physical risks to those nearby.

When setting up and taking down the stand, make sure you do not make contact with any overhead electrical equipment.

If you are using a portable electrical generator on your hunting trip, make sure that you do not run it in a confined area. Do not use it inside a cabin or RV. Make sure that it is used outside where there is plenty of ventilation.
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Oconto Electric Cooperative4 weeks ago
Oconto Electric Employees are seeking grant applications for its annual Employee Charity program. The application period is open now until November 30, 2017. Funds will be dispersed late 2018/early 2019.

Click here for more information: http://ocontoelectric.com/employee-charity/