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12/18/15OG&E fuel cost reduction largely offsets rate increase request
OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company today made two filings at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. The first was a request to lower the amount the company collects from customers for the fuel used to generate electricity and the second was a request for a general rate case in 2016 to raise electric rates. If approved, customers will see their bills decrease in January and likely not see the rate increase before June of next year. Considered together, re... 
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12/07/15OGE Energy Corp. Names Frank A. Bozich to Board of Directors
OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OGE Energy Corp. today announced that Frank A. Bozich has been appointed to the company's board of directors and as member of its audit committee, effective with its first regular meeting in 2016. Mr. Bozich's term will expire at the company's annual shareholders' meeting scheduled for May 19, 2016, at which time he will stand for re-election by the company's shareholders. Mr. Bozich, 55, is President and Chief Executive Officer at the SI Group, ... 
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12/02/15OGE Energy Corp. Board of Directors declares dividend
Dividend unchanged from previous quarter OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a first-quarter dividend of $0.275 per common share of stock, to be paid Jan. 29, 2016 to shareholders of record on Jan. 8, 2016. OGE Energy is the parent company of OG&E, a regulated electric utility serving approximately 819,000 customers in Oklahoma and Western Arkansas. In addition, OGE holds 26.3 percent limited... 
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11/25/15Trauschke to succeed Delaney as Chairman of OGE Energy Corp.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE) today announced that Sean Trauschke, President and CEO, has been named Chairman of the Board and will succeed Peter Delaney. Delaney will continue to serve on the Board of Directors until the end of the first quarter of 2016. Delaney, formerly President and CEO of OGE Energy, announced his plans to retire from the Company at the Company's annual meeting in May. In keeping with those plans, he retired as CEO in June 20... 
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11/16/15Three months in operation, OG&E solar farm provides deeper perspective on solar energy
Surprising and not-so-surprising discoveries from the OG&E Mustang Solar Farm OKLAHOMA CITY – It’s been three months since OG&E President Sean Trauschke and Gov. Mary Fallin “flipped the switch" on Oklahoma’s first community solar farm located at the site of OG&E’s Mustang Power Plant. Since then, the company has learned a great deal about solar. “As we discover how solar operates within our system, we’re learning how it can align with our commitment to maintaining a diverse... 
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11/05/15OGE Energy Corp. reports third quarter results
Distributions from Enable Midstream Partners reach $104 million year-to-date OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE), the parent company of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company ("OG&E"), and holder of 26.3 percent limited partner interest and 50 percent general partner interest in Enable Midstream Partners, LP, today reported earnings of $0.55 per average diluted share for the three months ended September 30, 2015 compared to $0.94 per average diluted share f... 
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11/04/15OGE Energy Corp. provides impact of Enable goodwill impairment
OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE), the parent company of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company ("OG&E"), and holder of 26.3 percent limited partner interest and 50 percent general partner interest in Enable Midstream Partners, LP ("Enable"), today reported that earnings for the third quarter of 2015 will include a non-cash, pretax charge of $108 million for Enable's goodwill impairment. Due to commodity price declines in the crude oil and natural gas ind... 
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10/15/15OGE Energy Corp. 3rd Quarter 2015 Earnings Webcast
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE) will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss 3rd quarter 2015 results at 9 a.m. Eastern Time (8 a.m. Central Time), Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. This call is being webcast by NASDAQ and can be accessed at OGE Energy's website at www.oge.com. Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson StreetEvents (www.streetevents.com), a password-protected event management site. OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE), is he... 
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09/30/15OGE Energy Corp. increases annual dividend to $1.10 per share
Increase consistent with long-term dividend growth target OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in the company's quarterly dividend to $0.275 per share from $0.25 per share. That represents a 10 percent increase and equates to $1.10 per share annually. The increase is effective with the fourth quarter 2015 dividend and will be paid Oct. 30, 2015 to shareholders of record Oct. 12, 2015... 
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09/17/15Oklahoma City mayor proclaims Sept. 12 – 20 “Drive Electric Week”
OG&E to promote electric vehicles at the Oklahoma State Fair OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett recently issued a proclamation naming the week of Sept. 12 – 20 “Drive Electric Week” in Oklahoma City, coordinating with National Drive Electric Week taking place throughout the U.S. The proclamation reads: “…it is the opportune time for the transportation sector to explore adoption of clean energy technology, including plug-in electric vehicles, which will help re... 
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09/01/15OG&E customers to see savings beginning in September
Low natural gas prices, benefits of SPP Integrated Market allow for nearly 5 percent savings for average customer OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Gas & Electric today announced that its Oklahoma customers will see lower bills beginning in September 2015. The savings are the result of lower costs for the fuel used to generate electricity combined with the benefits of the newly implemented Southwest Power Pool Integrated Market. The reduction should lower the average residential bill by ab... 
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08/27/15OG&E donates 200,000 Energy Star® certified compact fluorescent light bulbs to families in need
OKLAHOMA CITY —Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) is proud to donate 200,000 Energy Star-certified Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs to families in need, as part of its energy efficiency programs. With the help of Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, food pantry clients within OG&E’s service area will receive the energy-efficient bulbs throughout the year to help reduce energy use and costs, freeing up their limited resources for life’s other necessities. “One of our company values... 
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08/06/15OGE Energy Corp. reports second quarter results
Results are on plan for both businesses; notice of intent filed for Oklahoma rate proceeding OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE), the parent company of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company ("OG&E"), and holder of 26.3 percent limited partner interest and 50 percent general partner interest in Enable Midstream Partners, LP, today reported earnings of $0.44 per diluted share for the three months ended June 30, 2015 compared to $0.50 per diluted share for th... 
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07/22/15OG&E customers take advantage of free home weatherization
OKLAHOMA CITY — For south Oklahoma City residents Willie Mae Ahdunko and Charles & Evelyn Johnson, neighbors for more than 50 years, OG&E’s home weatherization program was a welcomed service to help decrease their energy bills and increase their comfort. For many years, OG&E and the Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma (NACOK) have been providing energy efficiency education to neighborhood associations and their homeowners through their partnership program, Create G... 
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07/15/15OGE Energy Corp. Names David Hauser to Board of Directors
OKLAHOMA CITY, July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE) today announced that David L. Hauser has been appointed to the company's board of directors and as member of its audit committee, effective today, July 15. Mr. Hauser's term will expire at the company's annual shareholders' meeting scheduled for May 2016, at which time he will stand for re-election by the company's shareholders. "David will be a valuable addition to the OGE board," said OGE Energy Chairman Pete Delaney... 
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07/15/15OG&E takes top segment honors in J.D. Power study for third consecutive year
OKLAHOMA CITY, July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OG&E) has been recognized in the J.D. Power and Associates' 2015 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction StudySM, ranking highest in customer satisfaction among large utilities in the South for the third consecutive year. J.D. Power uses six categories to measure customer satisfaction—power quality & reliability; price; billing and payment; corporate citizenship; communications; and customer se... 
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07/14/15OGE Energy Corp. 2nd Quarter 2015 Earnings Webcast
OKLAHOMA CITY, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE) will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss 2nd quarter 2015 results at 9 a.m. Eastern Time (8 a.m. Central Time), Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. This call is being webcast by NASDAQ and can be accessed at OGE Energy's website at www.oge.com. Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson StreetEvents (www.streetevents.com), a password-protected event management site. OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE) is hea... 
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07/08/15Oklahoma schools save nearly $2 million on OG&E’s SmartHours® program
OKLAHOMA CITY — School districts across Oklahoma, already strapped for cash from shrinking state education funds, are collectively saving nearly $2 million on their electric utility bills, just by signing up for OG&E’s SmartHours for Schools program. SmartHours is a variable peak pricing program designed to help OG&E lower the peak demand for power when it costs the most to generate electricity (2-7 p.m. weekdays for everyone except schools, which have peak time from 3-7 p.m.) Cus... 
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06/01/15Trauschke Named OGE Energy CEO
Delaney to become interim CEO of Enable Midstream OKLAHOMA CITY, June 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE) Chairman and CEO Pete Delaney announced today that he has stepped down from the CEO position to become the interim CEO of Enable Midstream Partners in Oklahoma City.  The OGE Energy Board of Directors has named OGE Energy President Sean Trauschke CEO.   At the annual OGE Energy Shareholders meeting on May 14, 2015, Delaney announced his plan to retire from the Compa... 
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05/28/15OG&E and ASA/USA Softball team up for a "wind-win"
Partnership means ASA Hall of Fame and OGE Energy Field is the first premier women's athletic venue to commit to investing in 100 percent renewable electricity OKLAHOMA CITY, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The ASA/USA Softball Hall of Fame Museum and four-field complex has become the first softball venue and predominately women's athletic venue in the country to earn the EPA Green Power Partnership with their commitment to offset 100 percent of its electricity consumption with renewable wind po... 
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05/14/15Addressing shareholders, Delaney says OGE is well positioned for continued dividend growth
Delaney announces retirement plan; Sean Trauschke elected to board OKLAHOMA CITY, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE) Chairman and CEO Pete Delaney today told shareholders gathered for the company's annual meeting that 2014 was another successful year. Consolidated earnings were up to $1.98 compared to $1.94 in 2013, and cash distributions from Enable Midstream, LP, were $144 million in 2014. In addition, OG&E received a consecutive win in J.D. Power and Associates' ... 
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05/07/15OGE Energy Corp. reports first quarter results
OG&E and Enable Midstream Partners remain on plan for 2015 OKLAHOMA CITY, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE), the parent company of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company ("OG&E"), and holder of 26.3 percent limited partner interest and 50 percent general partner interest in Enable Midstream Partners, LP, today reported earnings of $0.22 per diluted share for the three months ended March 31, 2015 compared to $0.25 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2014. O... 
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04/15/15OGE Energy Corp. 1st Quarter 2015 Earnings Webcast
OKLAHOMA CITY, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE) will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss 1st quarter 2015 results at 9 a.m. Eastern Time (8 a.m. Central Time), Thursday, May 7, 2015. This call is being webcast by NASDAQ OMX and can be accessed at OGE Energy's website at www.oge.com. Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson StreetEvents (www.streetevents.com), a password-protected event management site. OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE), i... 
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02/26/15OGE Energy Corp. reports earnings for 2014 and outlook for 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE), the parent company of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company ("OG&E"), and holder of 26.3 percent limited partner interest and 50 percent general partner interest in Enable Midstream Partners LP, today reported earnings of $1.98 per average diluted share in 2014, compared with earnings of $1.94 per average diluted share in 2013.   In 2014, OG&E, a regulated electric utility, reported net income of $292 million and c... 
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02/25/15OGE Energy Corp. announces dividend
Dividend unchanged from previous quarter OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a second-quarter dividend of $0.25 per share per common share of stock, to be paid April 30, 2015 to shareholders of record on April 10, 2015. The dividend amount remained unchanged from the previous quarter. OGE Energy Corp. is headquartered in Oklahoma City and is the parent company of OG&E, a regulated electric ut... 
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01/27/15OGE Energy Corp. 4th Quarter/Full-Year 2014 Earnings Webcast
OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE) will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss 4th quarter and full-year 2014 results at 9 a.m. Eastern Time (8 a.m. Central Time), Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. This call is being webcast by NASDAQ OMX and can be accessed at OGE Energy's website at www.oge.com. The webcast is also being distributed through the Thomson StreetEvents Network. Individual investors can listen to the call at www.earnings.com, Thomson's in... 
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01/26/15OGE Energy Corp. reaffirms first-quarter dividend and long-term growth target
OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE) announced today that it has reaffirmed its previously announced first-quarter dividend of $0.25 per share per common share of stock and its long-term dividend growth target of 10 percent per year through 2019. OGE Chairman and CEO Pete Delaney said, "We remain committed to the Company's 10 percent, five-year dividend growth rate announced last September. Our company's five-year dividend growth guidance was predicated on... 
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01/07/15Keith Mitchell to join Oklahoma Gas and Electric as chief operating officer
OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE) today announced the hiring of Keith Mitchell as chief operating officer of the company's Oklahoma Gas and Electric subsidiary.  Prior to Mitchell's most recent position as executive vice president and COO of Enable Midstream Partners LP in Oklahoma City, he spent almost 20 years with Enogex, an OGE Energy subsidiary, ultimately serving as the company's president and member of the Board of Directors. "I greatly apprecia... 
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