OG&E customers can win tickets
Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. is offering college football tickets to customers who support its wind power program. Customers who are University of Oklahoma or Oklahoma State University fans can earn points for referring others to the OG&E Wind Power program. “We recently reduced the price of wind power to half of what it was last year, so now it's more affordable than ever to purchase wind,” said Angela Nichols, OG&E's director of marketing. “The Fan Power Contest, combined with the lower price, provides a great incentive for more people to enroll and help us advance renewable energy in Oklahoma.” OG&E will reward four tickets to the top point-getters before each OU or OSU home game. The customer with the most points at the end of the season will win four tickets to the Bedlam game on Dec. 7. OG&E also will recognize the university with the most wind fans when the contest period closes on Dec. 1. More information is available at oge.com.
GRDA, Stillwater extend pact
The Grand River Dam Authority and its largest Oklahoma municipal customer, the city of Stillwater, have extended their partnership through at least 2042. GRDA's board approved a power purchase and sale agreement with the Stillwater Utilities Authority at its Aug. 14 meeting, meaning the authority will continue to provide the city with wholesale electric power. “We are pleased that GRDA will continue to be the wholesale electric supplier for Stillwater,” CEO Dan Sullivan said. “It's a wonderful Oklahoma community that has a great utility team in place. We look forward to extending a beneficial partnership that has existed for 26 years.” Stillwater is one of 16 communities that have signed long-term contracts with GRDA in the past few years.
Osage well produces gains
Osage Exploration and Development Inc. achieved peak initial production of barrels of oil from its latest well in Logan County, the California-based company announced this week. “This well is a prime example of the progress in field operations that we are currently experiencing,” CEO Kim Bradford said. “Our new production superintendent and his expert consultants are having an immediate impact on every well that we have drilled so far, and have to be given credit for our recent advances. Under their tenure, the Mallard 1-16H, which did not produce at a high level early on, has now made more oil in the last week than it did in its first two months of production. The well has just begun operating at its full potential.”