5 ways for OG&E to make money

2020/2021 winter (and fall)was not kind to Oklahomans.

In October, Oklahoma was hit with a major storm that left 400,000 homes in the dark as the above-ground power lines across the metro were shrouded in ice. Then in February 2021, a friggin arctic blast blasted arctic weather, coating the state with inches of snow, dropping temperatures to record lows, freezing the Draper water treatment plant, and leading to rolling blackouts at the absolute worst possible time.

Despite the deadly conditions that Oklahomans found themselves facing, none suffered as greatly as our venerable energy provider – OG&E.

Recently, the company claims to have spent approximately $875 million during the winter storm to restore services in a timely manner “to support” their “customers” during the severe weather. As a result, they’re now asking the Corporation Commission to allow OG&E—whose net income $174,000,000 in 2021—to recoup that money from said customers.

Look, I know the winter storm was hard on everyone and OG&E employees worked their tails off last year to restore services. But as OKC residents were told to conserve water during the storm or how OG&E itself urged Oklahomans to conserve power despite the subzero temperatures, maybe OG&E executives should have conserved some cash?

Since it apparently didn’t, here’s 5 ways for OG&E to make money without raising Oklahomans’ bills!

Ask the Government

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Peace, Love and Thunderstanding: 7 Predictions for the 2021 -2022 Season

After spending 19,000 words discussing the worst roster a seasoned OKC fanbase has ever known, the time has come for old Clark Matthews to put a bow on my 2021 Peace, Love and Thunderstanding Off-Season series.

To do that, I offer seven predictions that will almost certainly come true…

1. The Thunder will perform better than expected

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Press to Play: The Outside Dining of a Grateful Lunch at the Press

The Press, located at 1610 N. Gatewood in the Plaza District, has long been one of my favorite restaurants to dine alone at, but recently it’s ticked a new box in my heart for it’s large outdoor area which, during these Covid-increased times, has become important when deciding to eat out, especially with a mutt like Sean in tow. At least it is for me.

A couple of times a month, I tend to eat there by myself, having a nice enough lunch and then a walk around the gentrified district before heading back to my own personal hellhole, always on foot and always in the sun. But, a couple of weeks ago, I took my good friend and noted gal-pal Jodie there for lunch, mostly because she had not been there before and I wanted to get her opinion on it…

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