TechFAQs About Wind Power

How is OG&E Wind Power sold?

OG&E Wind Power is sold in the form of Renewable Energy Credits, also known as RECs. Each REC is equal to 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) or one megawatt-hour (MWh) of energy.

What is a Renewable Energy Credit?

A Renewable Energy Credit simply indicates that 1,000 kilowatt-hours (or one megawatt-hour) of energy was generated from a renewable energy source.

How much impact can an REC purchase have on the environment?

Purchasing as little as 1,000 kWh of wind power per month for one year is the equivalent of removing nine tons of emissions from the air.

Do all of OG&E's RECs come from wind power?

All of OG&E's RECs are generated from wind power supplied by our Sooner and Centennial Wind Farms in northwest Oklahoma. As additional wind farms are developed, more wind RECs will become available.

How have additional turbine farms made wind power a wind-win for all?

With the addition of OG&E's Centennial Wind Farm, it's possible for all customers to receive the wind power advantages. What's more, because of an increase in the cost of natural gas, electricity generated by wind power is less expensive than OG&E's average fuel cost. So every kilowatt-hour (kWh) of wind power saves money for all our customers, not just those who signed up for wind power.

Can I resell or transfer my OG&E RECs?

The RECs you purchase cannot be resold or transferred.

How long is a subscription period, and am I obligated to sign up each year?

The initial subscription period is one year. After your first contract year, you may remain on the REC program or opt out.

What are the benefits of purchasing wind power RECs?

Your company will be recognized for helping reduce carbon emissions. Among the many perks, your business will receive a renewable energy credit certificate and window clings to proudly display.

Who do I call if I have questions about my wind power subscription?

Contact the OG&E customer service department from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at 405-272-9741 or 1-800-272-9741. Additional information can be found at

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