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We are having our annual board elections, this February.  We will post a list of all OREC members that are eligible to be board members, here, before the meeting.  One requirement is to have attended an OREC meeting in the past year.  Our next meeting, and the last opportunity to be qualified will be at our January meeting (1/10/18 at 4pm at UCO, after our energy conference).  Please email the OREC if you would like to express your interest beforehand at
A landmark decision came through last Friday from the International Trade Commission.  The judges ruled 4-0 in favor of American solar panel manufacturer Suniva in the Section 201 Petition.  This long awaited decision addresses the ongoing flood of cheap, imported solar cells and panels into the US market.  The scope of the ruling is unclear, as it was ruled under a controversial and long dormant trade case last used in 1982.  There are certain political undertones present, as some recent discourse has trended towared a desire to help American manufacturers as well as a
We have officially started to work on the 3rd annual OREC / AEE Joint Energy Conference.  The date will be announced before November 1st, but is expected to be the first of second week of January, 2018.  If you would like to contribute to the Oklahoma Renewable Energy Council, please consider becoming a volunteer to help OREC put on this important conference.  We will need help finding guest speakers, corporate sponsors as well as volunteers for the day of the conference.     Please email the board to express your interest at
Due to popular demand, we are now accepting payments via credit card or direct transfer, through Square Cash.  Please consider joining our organization to support the educational function OREC has in the Oklahoma community.  We will continue to educate the public and our elected officials through non-biased, fact-based information on renewable energy, energy efficiency and other complimentary technololgies.  We have memberships ranging from free to $500.  Download the membership application
Several OREC members were present for the first field trip of the year, to tour Central Electric Cooperative in Stillwater.  Stereotypically, rural electric cooperatives are known to be more conservative and slow moving organizations.  We quickly learned that CEC does not fit any stereotype.  We saw a robot with facial recognition, a drone with 1080p cameras, a self-driving electric vehicle, a solar farm and a Tesla battery array all around their new, LEED Gold certified building.  Check out the photos on
Meeting minutes from our August monthly meeting are now available to view.  If you have any corrections or additions come to our next meeting and make a motion! August Meeting Minutes (not final)  
OREC is finally taking an official field trip!  Our last speaker, Mr. Ray Chambers, Central Electric Cooperative, is hosting a tour of CEC's facility next month.  The tour has been organized by the Oklahoma Association of Energy Engineers (our sister organization), and all OREC members are invited to attend.  I am fascinated by the innovation coming out of this rural electric cooperative, and I am excited to see all the techology at their facility.     TOUR OF CEC     SEPTEMBER 19, 2017     11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  This notice was sent to the Oklahoma Renewable Energy Council earlier this week.  It is almost time to start!  I am going to check it out, you should too :)
An interim study has been proposed by the Oklahoma House Energy and Natural Resources Committee, to be conducted over the legislative break.  The topic of the study is the "Economic Benefits of Solar Energy to Oklahoma."  Interim studies are opportunities for legislators to gather information and hear from experts as part of the process of crafting

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