We serve 276 cities and towns in Oklahoma and western Arkansas—from the Oklahoma City metro area, with a population of close to 1.5 million, to Aline, OK, with a population of around 200. And our dedication to improving every community in this region is the same as it was on day one when OG&E was incorporated as a company here in the Oklahoma Territory—five years before statehood.
We’re committed to be the strongest partner for growth in every single community we serve. Because we don’t just work in your area—we’re your next-door neighbors, your kids’ little league coaches, your friend from coffee and your fellow volunteers. It’s simple, we truly care about your communities because they’re our communities, too.
The Mustang Energy Center (MEC) in particular is an incredible asset to the surrounding cities of Yukon and Mustang. OG&E is the largest single payer of ad valorem taxes (or property taxes) in Oklahoma—most of which go directly to fund public education. In fact, in 2016 we paid out a total of more than $75,300,000 in ad valorem taxes, and those numbers will only continue to increase over time.
-Jean Leger, Vice President, Utility Operations, OG&E
Better education and improved infrastructure equates to greater opportunities throughout our state. In the Oklahoma City metro, it’s no secret we’ve experienced a remarkable run of growth in the last dozen years. OG&E wants to make sure the city and the surrounding region are poised to continue to grow, and the Mustang Energy Center is a foundational element of our plan. Always working to create better jobs, stronger schools, exciting new entertainment and cultural destinations.
For over 116 years, we’ve consistently balanced the needs of regulators, shareholders and policy makers with those of our customers and employees, whom we call members—but our customers always come first. Innovative technology and farsighted decisions like the quick-start MEC will serve them well for years to come.
As a company, we’re only as strong as the communities we serve. Through a steadfast commitment to low rates and reliability, OG&E has given its partners the edge they need to continue to grow. As we look to the future, that formula guides our daily actions.
Our emphasis on long-term—and sustainable—investments is what powers economic growth—drawing families and companies to the region. And ensures we can keep our rates as low as possible, to champion an improved quality of life for all.
-Keith Erickson, Director, Sales and Business Development, OG&E
The new Mustang Energy Center is incredibly robust. Its nine outgoing transmission lines, which feature two different voltages—serving residential and commercial customers—are a critical component of overall system reliability and resiliency, no matter the temperature or weather. The state-of-the-art combustion turbines are up and running in only 10 minutes, meaning you’ll receive electricity with unprecedented reliability.
And with all those benefits, there’s still one of the most important to you: Our customers will still have rates well below the national average. With Congress passing comprehensive tax reform just before Christmas of 2017, it offset the millions of dollars OG&E invested to build the most innovative power generation units in the region.
Our prices, our reliability, our responsiveness and our restoration efforts continue to set industry standards. We’re always thinking about how our decisions impact our customers—we want to be thorough, and we want to get things right the first time. The Mustang Energy Center will only help us better our core values and commitment to you.
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OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE), is headquartered in Oklahoma City and is the parent company of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OG&E), a regulated electric utility serving approximately 842,000 customers in Oklahoma and western Arkansas. In addition, OGE holds 25.7 percent limited partner interest and 50 percent general partner interest in Enable Midstream Partners, LP.