WFEC's Trustees are responsible for understanding, managing and setting the strategic business course of Western Farmers Electric Cooperative. Equipped with iPads, the Trustees can quickly access pertinent business information. In 2011, WFEC generated more than $450 million in operating revenues. Having quick, accurate information is imperative to making sound decisions for our G&T. This gallery contains photos of several WFEC Trustees working at their own businesses and conducting the business of WFEC. WFEC's quarterly publication EnerCom contains additional information related to this subject.
WFEC's Board of Trustees recently met for a Strategic Planning Retreat in Norman, Oklahoma. The Board heard from Gary Krellenstein, Managing Director at Kroll Bond Ratings. Mr. Krellenstein's presented an overview of Kroll Bond Rating followed by his main presentation entitled, "The energy markets have turned upside-down. What is WFEC supposed to do now?" Among other agenda items, there was also an update on members' efforts to manage load featuring three panelists from WFEC distribution cooperatives.
This gallery contains photos taken at the geothermal heat pump workshop conducted at the GeoRanch facility near New Waverly, Texas. Representatives from eight distribution cooperatives and members of WFEC's Marketing staff attended the all-day workshop. It featured lectures and demonstrations presented by field professionals at nine different learning stations at various locations throughout the site. Topics included: Vertical Drilling, Loop & Minifold Installation, Pond Loop Allication, Grouting Procedures, Cirulations Pumps, pipe Fusion Techniques, Flushing & Purging, Radiant Floor Heat and Sales & Economics. The workshop was hosted by ClimateMaster and several other industry-related companies. The day following the workshop, the Oklahoma and New Mexico co-op attendees inspected a premier cultural facility, the recently opened Asia Society Texas Center. This $40M building's heating and cooling is provided by a ground source heat pump system located beneath an adjacent parking lot.
This folder contains photos from the February 28, 2012 dedication of the new Lea County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) gas-fired power plant. The plant generates electricity with five (5) Wartsila 20VerSG generating units. Power generated at the plant will become part of WFEC's electric power mix. LCEC was one of four New Mexico distribution co-ops to join Western Farmers Electric Cooperative in 2010. LCEC Generation, LLC will be transferred to WFEC in the future.
Kiwash Electric Cooperative and Northfolk Electric Cooperative teamed up for a unique presentation as part of the two cooperatives joint annual employee meeting. The meeting was held at the Frisco Center in Clinton, Oklahoma and featured a lively presentation by award-winning industrial and organiztional consultant Kristine Sexter. Her program entitled, "Wildly Successful Electric Cooperative Professionals!" provided information and examples for creating better employees and work environments. And, it featured a live alligator! Participants were encouraged to wear their "wild", and prizes were awarded to "most appropriately dressed for the occasion".