OG&E seeks to minimize customer bill impact


UPDATE: OG&E wants to make sure its customers don’t foot the bill all at once from the recent winter storm.

The energy company is estimating $1 billion in recovery costs.

Because of this, OG&E is asking the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to split the bill over 10 years rather than just through 2021.

If approved, customers would see a fuel cost-related increase of less than 10% on their bills. The company plans to file its testimony within the next few weeks.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – Even as temperatures go up, Oklahoma Gas and Electric is asking customers to conserve energy.

The company asks people to stay ready as freezing weather is expected to return tonight.

OG&E said while demand on the system is high, and natural gas supply is limited, there’s still a chance for planned service interruptions to return.

The energy provider asks customers to take steps like the ones on your screen to help reduce strain on the grid.

In Arkansas, Centerpoint Energy is asking its customers to conserve natural gas.

The natural gas supplier wants customers to keep their thermostat between 60 and 65 degrees.

Centerpoint said these measures should be taken due to the strain the last week has taken on its infrastructure and that it’s sorry for the inconvenience.

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