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What Is WindChoice?
WindChoice is a voluntary renewable energy program that provides eligible residential and business customers the opportunity to purchase 100% Oklahoma wind power for their homes or businesses.

With PSO's WindChoice program you can purchase part or all of your monthly electricity from this wind resource - in 100 kilowatt-hours blocks or as a percentage of your total monthly billed usage (kWh).(In PSO’s service area, the average home uses 1,100 kilowatt-hours per month.) The cost to purchase 50% wind energy for an average home is approximately $5.50, added to your regular PSO bill.

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Why should I buy WindChoice?
When you sign up for WindChoice you're showing your support for Oklahoma's fast-growing wind energy industry - which will play an important role in our nation's energy future as we move toward greater energy independence, less dependence on fossil fuels, and less impact on the environment from energy production.

As a WindChoice customer, you're doing your part to show that there is a market for clean, renewable wind energy. That way, you can help spur the growth of renewable energy in the U.S. energy marketplace.

Harnessing Oklahoma's abundant, infinitely renewable wind to generate electricity makes more sense than ever. It conserves non-renewable natural resources - such as coal and natural gas - for other uses. It helps to protect our natural environment and it helps Oklahoma’s economy.

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Where does WindChoice power come from?
WindChoice electricity comes from wind turbines in Minco, Oklahoma. We have signed a multi-year contract to purchase wind power from these Minco turbines specifically for the WindChoice program.

This multi-year contract allows you to take advantage of a three-year fixed price for WindChoice, while costs for fuels used in our overall energy mix - like coal and natural gas – may go up annually.

When you purchase WindChoice, you pay for pure, home-grown Oklahoma wind power - replacing electricity generated through the use of traditional fossil fuel resources.

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How will WindChoice affect my monthly PSO bills?
o With WindChoice, residential and business customers have the opportunity to purchase as much wind energy as you want, either as a percentage of your monthly usage or in increments of 100 kWhs, up to 100%. Increments of 100 kWhs purchased are priced right, at a fixed price of just $1.00, added to your regular PSO bill. Purchasing 1100 kWhs of WindChoice - enough to power the average home - costs approximately $11.00 extra per month.

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How does the WindChoice program affect my fuel charge?
The WindChoice charge is added to your monthly PSO bill, replacing the Fuel Cost Adjustment (FCA) - that piece of PSO’s fuel-cost recovery that varies by monthly usage. For every 100 kWh block of WindChoice energy you purchase that same amount of energy is subtracted from the total kWhs that are covered by the regular FCA.

Since the Fuel Rate replaced by the WindChoice charge varies, the total net difference in your bill from the WindChoice charge will also vary somewhat. When fuel costs are high, the WindChoice customers will pay less than the average for fuel. When fuel costs are low (as in recent months) WindChoice customers pay slightly more than the average for fuel.

Because the WindChoice price is fixed at $1.00 per 100 kwhs, your WindChoice cost will not increase even if our regular fuel costs - and regular FCA charges - go up. WindChoice is not subject to changes in fuel cost, therefore the fuel cost adjustment is not applied to the WindChoice subscription amount.

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If I sign up, will my home or business receive electricity generated from renewable energy?
When you subscribe to WindChoice, PSO will reserve a matching portion of the wind contract to be substituted for your fuel supply - so you will pay for the renewable resource instead of the traditional fossil fuel resources. PSO guarantees that in return for your subscription to the WindChoice program, PSO will use the WindChoice energy to replace the traditional energy that would have been used to serve you. The WindChoice energy is added to the mix, and may not be part of the energy serving any specific home or business.

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Why is PSO offering a voluntary renewable energy product?
PSO is responding to the requests of our customers and our own commitment to renewable resources.

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As a consumer, how can I be assured that the energy is from environmentally friendly resources?
WindChoice uses wind energy generation that has been approved by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

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Who is eligible for WindChoice?
WindChoice is available to PSO’s residential, commercial and industrial customers - including municipalities, governmental organizations, school districts and educational institutions.

You are eligible for WindChoice if you are a PSO customer who, within the past 12 months, has not had two or more disconnect notices and has not been disconnected for non-payment. If a participating WindChoice customer becomes delinquent in payments, PSO may terminate the WindChoice option with a 30-day notice.

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Are there special WindChoice benefits for Commercial and Industrial customers?
Yes. WindChoice is ideal for businesses of all kinds that want to meet renewable energy goals.

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Can I discontinue WindChoice after I sign up?
Yes. When you sign up for WindChoice, you sign up for one year - but you can opt out (or "unenroll") at any time. However, if you unenroll before one year from the time you sign up, you will not be eligible to sign up for WindChoice again until one year after you unenroll.

When you sign up for WindChoice, you don't have to sign up again after your first year. You will be automatically re-enrolled in WindChoice each year unless you unenroll.

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How do I sign up for WindChoice?
Eligible customers can sign up online – or by calling our Customer Operations Center, toll-free: 1-888-PSO-1367.

Non-residential customers with multiple accounts, please contact your customer service representative for assistance.
Commercial and Industrial customers, please contact your PSO Account Manager.

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Are there other sustainable and green projects for my home or business?
For information on other sustainable and green projects, please visit an Oklahoma LEED specialist. You will find a listing at: http://www.usgbc-oklahoma.org/member-directory

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