Emerging Technology conference 2016

The 2016 Emerging Technology Conference, or ETC, was held at the Emabssy Suites in Norman, OK.  All 21 member distribution cooperatives and Altus Air Force Base were represented.  Presenters came from as far away as Alaska, and included  Leiutenant governor of Oklahoma, Todd Lamb.  Lamb gave a state of the state presentation confronting the energy sector.  This year more exhibitors were on hand to interact with  members and key accounts showcasing their products and technology.  Make sure to join us next year.

Bob Orme Combustion Turbine Units

This gallery contains photos of the Bob Orme Combustion Turbine (CT) Units.  These gas-fired  units were completed in 2009.  They provide an additional 145 MW of electricity to WFEC's diverse portfolion of generation.

GoGoGEO Challenges Goes To Stillwater

Oklahoma State University Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater was the venue for a recent GoGoGEOChallenge sign up.  Fans attending the OSU-Baylor basketball game were invited to take the challenge and register to win a 50 gallon Yukon Cooler/Locker.  The GoGoGEO Challenge is a unique educational opportunity created by Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.  The sweepstakes is sponsored by Bosch, ClimateMaster and the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association.  For more information about the sweepstakes,  check out the website at gogogeochallenge.com.

Rural Electric Co-op Youth Leadership Summit

This gallery contains certificate presentation photos from the recent Youth Leadership Summit. Rural electric cooperatives from across Oklahoma sent service-minded high school students to participate at the 2014 Youth Leadership Summit hosted on January 18.  To be chosen to participate in the summit, students completed a difficult application and interview process. Participants learned leadership skills through a variety of program activities.  Following the summit, each student was presented a scholarship award during a special presentation at an OKC Barons hockey game.  Photos courtesy of Austin Partida, Kay Electric Cooperative.

Photos of Mooreland Plant Overhaul

This gallery contains photos of work at Western Farmers Electric Cooperative's Mooreland Plant during planned maintenance on Unit Two.  

OK Living's Anna Politano Visits WFEC

Oklahoma Living Managing Editor Anna Politano recently visited Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC) headquarters in Anadarko, OK.  Politano was conducting research for her feature article in the October edition of the magazine entitled, “You’ve Got The Power”.  She interviewed WFEC Chief Executive Office Gary Roulet and toured the electric plant nearby.  WFEC is a generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative that provides essential electric service to 22 member cooperative, Altus Air Force Base, and other power users.

WFEC Crew At Cromwell- Still Photos

This gallery contains still photos of a WFEC line crew building transmission line to serve a pump station near Cromwell, Oklahoma.

Ground Source Heat Pump Installation

This gallery contains photos of a ground source heat pump unit installation near Mountain View, Oklahoma in July, 2013.

Geothermal Loop Drilling

This gallery contains a selection of photos from a geo drilling rig on location near Binger, Oklahoma.  The site is one listed as part of the WFEC GEO Validation Project.  Photos were taken 7-17-13.

Central Valley Electric Co-op's New Headquarters Features GEO Technology

Take a visit through Central Valley's new HQ which features gothermal heat pumps to heat and cool the rooms.  CVEC is located in Artesia, New Mexico and is one of WFEC's twenty-two member distribution cooperatives.  This gallery contains photos of WFEC's Mark Faulkenberry and Eric Austin inspecting the nearly completed site with CVEC CEO Chuck Pinson.

Geo Validation Underway

This gallery contains photos of installations of GEO Validation program monitoring equipment.  Installation of geothermal loops and accompanying parts will follow soon.

Transmission Line Reconstruction near Little Axe, OK. 5-23-13

This gallery contains photos of a WFEC line crew repairing structures near Little Axe, Oklahoma following a devastating tornado.

GoGoGeo Video Scholarship Challenge

This program contains photographs of  the finals competition of The GoGoGeo Scholarship Video Challenge held recently at the Skirvin Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City.  

Switch Training

Electric utility workers from more than a dozen member distribution cooperatives attend a recent WFEC Switch Certification Training held in Anadarko, Oklahoma.  WFEC  instructors were on hand to teach the sessions, and many Transmission & Distribution personnel, as well as plant personnel, were in attendance too.  Instruction subjects ranged from OSHA Rules and Safety to hands-on field training at the Sequoyah Substation located southeast of WFEC's headquarters building.  

Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Legislative Reception and Oklahoma Youth Expo 3-19-13

This gallery contains photos from the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Legislation Reception and Oklahoma Youth Expo (OYE) function held Monday evening March 19th, 2013.

WFEC Board and iPads

This gallery contains photos from a WFEC EnerCom feature story on the business uses of iPads by members WFEC's Board of Trustees.  This series includes photos of Trustees Rusty Grissom, Charles Spencer and Gary Jones.  Additional photos for this story can be viewed by members on WFEC's Members Only site.

Clearing Right-Of-Way

Clearing Right-Of-Way areas next to WFEC transmission lines is important ongoing work.  Clear areas allow WFEC crews to maintain our transmission lines.  It is especially critical when our crews need to rebuild or repair lines damaged by an ice storm, tornado or fire.  In these photos, WFEC crews are clearing Right-Of-Way northwest of the Anadarko Plant.