OKLAHOMA CITY – OG&E is donating 1,000 electric fans to agencies serving low-income and elderly residents in 12 communities across its service area in Oklahoma and western Arkansas.
“Each year, OG&E delivers fans to partner agencies across our service area,” said Kathleen O’Shea, OGE spokeswoman. “These agencies work directly with those in need to distribute the fans where they are needed most. We want to help keep people cool as the summer temperatures rise.”
Although air conditioners are the best way to prevent heat-related illnesses, O’Shea said using a fan circulates the air, which can keep you comfortable. “A fan in combination with your air conditioner lets you adjust your thermostat by a few degrees to conserve energy and save money,” she said.
In Oklahoma City, fans are being delivered to The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command, Areawide Aging Agency and Community Action Agency. Metro-area residents needing a fan may contact these organizations directly. The fans will be distributed to elderly and low-income residents based on each agency’s criteria.
Fans also are being delivered in the next two weeks to various agencies throughout OG&E’s service area. It is the eighth year for the OG&E fan donation program.
OG&E, a subsidiary of Oklahoma City-based OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE), serves more than 809,000 electric customers in a service area spanning 30,000 square miles, including customers in western Arkansas.