Public service is a core value that underscores all our efforts throughout the communities we serve. OG&E’s long history of community involvement stems from the belief that caring for each other is a responsibility we all share. We believe our company is only as strong as the communities we serve, and it’s this shared responsibility to ensure our communities remain strong that continually drives us forward.
THE URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER OKLAHOMA CITY
Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) is expanding its partnership with the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City to increase diversity in the energy industry. OG&E’s foundation, the OGE Energy Corp Foundation, Inc., awarded a $175,000 grant to the Urban League, and OG&E will work with the nonprofit to provide energy industry training and create awareness of career opportunities with OG&E and its contractors.
REDUCING FLEET VEHICLE EMISSIONS
OG&E, a recognized industry leader in emissions reductions, recently announced its goal to decrease emissions from the company’s fleet vehicles by 60% over current levels by 2030. The company will replace 50% of light duty vehicles (LDVs) with electric vehicles (EVs) by 2025 and 100% of LDVs with EVs by 2030. In addition, OG&E will begin replacing its medium and heavy-duty trucks with more fuel-efficient vehicles. These will include vehicles with Electric Power Take Off (EPTO) equipment, where possible. [READ MORE]
Women’s History Month
In honor of Women’s History Month, we celebrate the women in leadership at OG&E. We are grateful for the way they inspire, innovate, deliver exceptional work and all they do every day to energize life for the communities we serve.
OG&E DONATES $75,000 TO FUND MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE WORKERS
OG&E’s parent company, OGE Energy Corp., and its foundation, the OGE Energy Corp. Foundation, Inc. donated a combined $75,000 to three hospital foundations to fund mental health services and initiatives for frontline healthcare workers. [READ MORE]
OG&E PRESENTS ENERGY EFFICIENCY CHECK TO OKC FOR NEW MAPS 3 CONVENTION CENTER
OG&E, the electric utility subsidiary of OGE Energy Corp., made a check presentation to the City of Oklahoma City for the energy efficiency measures taken in the construction of the new MAPS 3 convention center. The $262,108 check includes approximately $169,000 for the convention center and $93,000 for the parking garage. [READ MORE]
OG&E and the Choctaw Nation: Kindred Spirits
See how OG&E’s long-standing relationship with the Choctaw Nation resulted in the construction of a new solar farm in Durant, Oklahoma, built on the shared values of conserving energy, providing a clean environment and, most important, giving back to Mother Earth. [READ MORE]
OG&E DONATES $500,000 TO PROVIDE STORM RELIEF TO LOCAL COMMUNITIES
In the aftermath of this week’s ice storm, OG&E parent company OGE Energy Corp. will donate $500,000 to help provide food, water, and temporary housing to Oklahomans impacted by weather damage and power outages. To administer and allocate the funds, OG&E is partnering with United Way of Central Oklahoma, HeartLine, Inc., the operator of 2-1-1, and Upward Transitions, Inc. [READ MORE]
OGE ENERGY CORP. FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES $855,000 IN GRANTS TO 20 OKLAHOMA NONPROFITS
The OGE Energy Corp. Foundation, Inc. today announced grant donations to 20 Oklahoma City nonprofit organizations, totaling $855,000. Considering these grants, the Foundation has now given over $11 million in scholarships, grants and donations in the last five years alone. [READ MORE]
OG&E partners with community agencies in annual fan distribution
A pandemic couldn’t stop the OG&E’s Community Relations Coordinators from delivering fans to those in need. Over the summer, the team distributed fans to social service agencies serving low-income and senior residents in 12 communities across Oklahoma and western Arkansas. This was the 14th year for the annual fan donations – part of OG&E’s Silver Energy® Program. [READ MORE]
OKC ZOO AND OG&E LAUNCH STATEWIDE LIBRARY PROGRAM, READ FOR ADVENTURE
Read for Adventure, the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden’s statewide literacy program, continues for its fourth year with an exciting change that will have participants all a flutter! Sponsored by OG&E, this year’s program features a new, original children’s book, Juniper’s Butterfly Garden–A Small Start for a Better World. [READ MORE]
2020 Pollinator Week: OG&E helps raise awareness and plays its role in conservation
OG&E is joining the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and several other North American power companies in celebrating the role pollinators play in our lives during National Pollinator Week, June 22-28, 2020. The goal of National Pollinator Week is to raise awareness about the troubling decline in pollinator populations, as well as ongoing conservation and habitat restoration efforts. [READ MORE]
OG&E begins partnership with OKC Zoo & Botanical Garden
On Wednesday, April 22, members from OG&E’s Vegetation Management group made its first delivery of brush and timber to the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden to help supplement the care and feeding of several of the Zoo’s animal populations, including elephants, bears and apes. [READ MORE]
OGE Energy Corp. Foundation announces 2020 OGE Positive Energy Scholars, awards total of $180,000 in scholarships
Three Oklahoma high school seniors, along with their families, were surprised this week to learn that they will receive OGE Positive Energy Scholarships to help pay for college. Per year, each Positive Energy Scholar will receive $15,000, which is renewable annually for up to four years, or a total of $60,000 to cover tuition, fees, books or on-campus room and board. [READ]
OG&E Donates $250,000 To Support Local Restaurants By Partnering with Ending Hunger OKC’s Meals On Wheels to Provide Meals to Families, Homebound Seniors
We’ve donated $250,000 to support local restaurants by partnering with Ending Hunger OKC’s Meals on Wheels to provide meals to families and home bound seniors. [READ]
OG&E volunteers weatherize homes in northeast OKC in honor of MLK Day
As part of OG&E’s Silver Energy Program, which offers seniors residential energy-efficiency choices designed to increase comfort, safety and savings, and in partnership with the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City, OG&E volunteers weatherized homes at Mount Olive Senior Cottages development in Northeast Oklahoma City. The project was part of a dedicated week of service across the company’s service area in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sooner Power Plant and WCI team up to put bikes under Salvation Army’s Angel Tree
One of the most impressive childhood holiday memories is seeing a new bike under the tree. And this year, thanks to members at OG&E’s Sooner Power Plant, 200 children in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program in Stillwater and Enid, Oklahoma will have that experience. Waste Connections Inc. (WCI), a contract company for Sooner Power Plant, purchased the bikes as part of its annual Build-a-Bike program, and members from the Sooner Power Plant (along with several WCI employees) assembled the bikes.