Surprised nobody posted this prior (correct me if I'm wrong). Just got this nice little email from our beautiful utility co. It appears we're going to be on the hook for their project selection skills. Not sure how much us little guys can do, but if you feel like sending them a nice little email back, I've bolded some contact info below.

Dear Customer:

Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company (“OG&E” or “Company”) is seeking an annual increase of approximately $76.6 million, which reflects a 4.4% increase over rates set in July of 2018, to recover increased business costs and electric infrastructure investments including costs associated with the Sooner Scrubber and the Muskogee Conversion projects.

The increase, as proposed by OG&E, would raise a residential customer’s bill by approximately 7.7% when compared to current rates. This equals about $7.55 per month on the average residential customer bill. As proposed by OG&E, General Service customers would receive a rate increase of 4.4%. For the industrial rate classes both Power and Light customers (PL) and Large Power and Light customers (LPL) would receive rate increases ranging from 4.6% to 9.8%.

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission (“Commission”) is scheduled to begin hearings before an Administrative Law Judge on OG&E’s request for a rate increase on May 29, 2019, at 8:30 a.m., and continuing each business day thereafter until the hearing concludes, in Courtroom 301 on the 3rd floor of the Jim Thorpe Office Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105. After the hearing, the Commission will issue its final order and any rate changes will become effective after the final decision is issued.

All members of the public, including individual customers of OG&E, will have an opportunity to provide comments on May 28, 2019, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 301, 3rd Floor of the Jim Thorpe Building, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105. Members of the public may also provide written comments by mail to OG&E Rate Case Comments, c/o Office of General Counsel, Oklahoma Corporation Commission at P.O. Box 52000, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73152 or by email to with “Attention: Public Comment PUD 201800140” in the subject line.

For information concerning this action, contact William L. Humes, Post Office Box 321, MC 1208, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73101, Telephone (405) 553-3062, Attorney for Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company; Kyle Vazquez, Assistant General Counsel, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, 4th Floor, Jim Thorpe Office Building, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105 (405) 521-2211; or Jared Haines, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, 313 NE 21st Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73105 (405) 521-3921.