choctaw electric bills

choctaw electric bills

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Lita

United States

#1 Dec 20, 2011
I was wondering if anyone could tell me why they are due on a different day every month? Please no drama this is a simple question I'm just curious
youneedtoknow

Norman, OK

#2 Dec 20, 2011
i would think because of the different amount of days in a month like they read them ever 28 days and some moths has 30 days and some have 31 just my thoughts
Commentator

United States

#3 Dec 22, 2011
Lita wrote:
I was wondering if anyone could tell me why they are due on a different day every month? Please no drama this is a simple question I'm just curious
Why don't you call the local Choctaw Electric office in Antlers or the main office in Hugo. They shouldn't give you any drama and the answer should be correct and not an assumption of someone who is possibly a customer of PSO.
Lita

United States

#4 Dec 22, 2011
Commentator wrote:
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Why don't you call the local Choctaw Electric office in Antlers or the main office in Hugo. They shouldn't give you any drama and the answer should be correct and not an assumption of someone who is possibly a customer of PSO.
That is a very good suggestion thank you.
ronda

United States

#5 Dec 22, 2011
I would like to know why choctaw elect is so much higher than pso? I have a friend with a house 1600 sq ft and his bill never breaks 150. Mine is 1400 and never less then 250 and has hit 495.
Cathyin Texas

United States

#6 Dec 22, 2011
We use Choctaw Electric. We have a clothesline. This saves 60-70 dollars per month. We keep temp 78 in summer and 74 in the winter. Turn lights off. Use candles. Use small heaters in colder rooms. You will be surprised how much you save. We pay around 160.00 to 200.00. When kilowatt price is higher it costs more.
Cathyin Texas

United States

#7 Dec 22, 2011
Our home is 1950 sq ft.
leann rees

Hugo, OK

#8 Dec 23, 2011
I hear ya cathy us too but i havent put up the clothes line yet but its a good idea how do you dry clothes in the winter
Cathyin Texas

United States

#9 Dec 23, 2011
leann rees wrote:
I hear ya cathy us too but i havent put up the clothes line yet but its a good idea how do you dry clothes in the winter
Hi LeAnn!
We usually wait for a clear day and hang them up outside. If it is an emergency, we use our dryer. We could not believe how much this lowered our bill. We purchased our clothesline (the round pole one) from Urbanclothesline.com , but, I have seen them cheaper then we paid.
Cathyin Texas

United States

#10 Dec 23, 2011
www.urbanclotheslines.com
Sorry, Leann, this is the right link.
James

Hugo, OK

#11 Oct 27, 2012
The reason Choctaw Electric charges their customers significantly more than what PSO is simply that they can and are allowed to. Bigger bills for us customers equal bigger paychecks for Choctaw electric staff and brass at the top. Never mind that its on the backs of the families buying their overpriced electricity. But hey they'll give you a $2 giftbag at ther annual fancy dog and pony show each year, aren't we the lucky ones. In all seriousness it's time we look into a legislativ effort to correct this wrongdoing.
James

Hugo, OK

#12 Oct 27, 2012
Look they know we don't have an alternative, so where's there motivation to provide us a fair price? If somehow PSO was allowed to come in and seek our electrical needs business you would find that Choctaw Electric would magically become so much more affordable....isn't it amazing what competition can offer to us as consumers.
Leann Rees

Hugo, OK

#13 Oct 28, 2012
I agree with you james but you have to get enough members on board willing to complain before anything will get fixed, if enough members showed up at an open board meeting, and stood together as a majority we could force them to it is a Coop
dirty coal

Durant, OK

#14 Oct 29, 2012
James wrote:
Look they know we don't have an alternative, so where's there motivation to provide us a fair price? If somehow PSO was allowed to come in and seek our electrical needs business you would find that Choctaw Electric would magically become so much more affordable....isn't it amazing what competition can offer to us as consumers.
You are exactly right. I am a Choctaw Electric customer as well. A very unhappy one. My bill has never been below 250.00 usually averaging around 300.00 a month no matter what I do. I use candles, hang clothes out, keep it 80 in the summer, 65 in the winter. It just goes on and on the things I've done to "attempt" to get my bill down. I'm sick of it, I agree with you and LeAnn both, its time someone asks for alternative energy. The coal fired plant has done NOTHING to lower our costs as was promised. And coal is the dirtiest form of energy there is. We should be given a choice. PSO should be able to compete for our business.
where the money goes

Durant, OK

#15 Oct 29, 2012
Choctaw Electric is a coop (non profit).... right here is where your hard earned dollars go... into these pockets.

http://choctawelectric.com/leadership
where the money goes

Durant, OK

#16 Oct 29, 2012
http://choctawelectric.com/capitalcredits

has anyone EVER received any capital credits back? No..... didn't think so.
Leann Rees

Hugo, OK

#17 Oct 29, 2012
well i agree with all of you but right now i personally dont have time to head up a committe of members but if any one does keep me posted i'll help where i can
justin c

Antlers, OK

#18 Nov 2, 2012
I live right outside antlers. I have choctaw electric. I have a newer 16x80 mobile home ac washer and dryer electric heat and dishwasher. Electric bill every month is $200-$300. I have a shop and it has no heat just some light, air compressor, welder, and etc.. The flat rate for the shop is $30 if I use any power or not.

If "we" want to get cheaper electricity we as a group would have to not pay or not use the power at all. All of us. I can fit 4 mobile homes the size of mine in the school I work in and the electric bill which is on pso is only double what my home bill is.

supply and demand market breaking point call it what you want but if someone isn't making any money then they have to do something to change the situation. Not selling power, make it cheap someone will buy it.

Look up the demographics for our area and correlate that to the rate charge for electricity in america and choctaw electric is one on the highest (was top ten last I looked) in the nation serving one of the porest regions in the nation.

I AM TIRED OF A HOUSE PAYMENT AMOUNT FOR ELECTRIC SERVICE ALSO.
agree

Durant, OK

#19 Nov 5, 2012
justin c wrote:
I live right outside antlers. I have choctaw electric. I have a newer 16x80 mobile home ac washer and dryer electric heat and dishwasher. Electric bill every month is $200-$300. I have a shop and it has no heat just some light, air compressor, welder, and etc.. The flat rate for the shop is $30 if I use any power or not.
If "we" want to get cheaper electricity we as a group would have to not pay or not use the power at all. All of us. I can fit 4 mobile homes the size of mine in the school I work in and the electric bill which is on pso is only double what my home bill is.
supply and demand market breaking point call it what you want but if someone isn't making any money then they have to do something to change the situation. Not selling power, make it cheap someone will buy it.
Look up the demographics for our area and correlate that to the rate charge for electricity in america and choctaw electric is one on the highest (was top ten last I looked) in the nation serving one of the porest regions in the nation.
I AM TIRED OF A HOUSE PAYMENT AMOUNT FOR ELECTRIC SERVICE ALSO.
I totally agree with you. So how does one go about changing the problem? My electric bill is almost equal to my house payment every month, no matter what I do. Can they be investigated? I just don't know what to do about it. And it would be rather difficult to stop using power. When the power was totally off in the storm last winter, I still was charged for electricity.
customer

Wilburton, OK

#20 Nov 5, 2012
I believe the reason they are higher is because they actually buy the electric from PSO. This is just what I heard not sure if it is 100% true.

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