Serving Oklahomans Since 1939
Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative Inc. is a nonprofit, publicly owned utility cooperative, dedicated to benefitting its members in the East Central Region of Oklahoma. Canadian Valley was incorporated on Nov. 10, 1939, and organized under the laws of the State of Oklahoma and the provisions of the United States Rural Electrification Act. Canadian Valley Electric has since been in continuous business operation, providing electric utility service and meeting the electrical needs of its members in an area from the eastern extremes of Oklahoma City to the shores of Lake Eufaula. The territory served by Canadian Valley Electric is bounded on the north by the Deep Fork of the North Canadian River and on the south by the South Canadian River. The service area includes approximately 3,500 square miles covering all or parts of the following counties: Oklahoma, Cleveland, Pottawatomie, Seminole, Lincoln, Creek, Hughes, Okfuskee, Okmulgee and McIntosh.
Canadian Valley Electric's headquarters are located on Interstate 40 at its intersection with U.S. Highway 377 (State Highway 99). CVEC also has a district office located in Eufaula, Oklahoma, and an Eastern Area construction and maintenance facility located in Wetumka, Oklahoma. CVEC has invested almost $88 million in electric utility equipment and employs approximately 60 people.
Canadian Valley Electric provides electric utility service to more than 24,000 accounts including residential, commercial and industrial members. These members are served from an electric distribution network of more than 5,000 miles of overhead and underground electric distribution lines operating at 25,000 and 12,500 volts. This distribution network is supported by a 138,000-volt transmission system which is interconnected to the Southwestern Power Pool (SPP). Canadian Valley Electric is an owner of Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC), which has a diversified generating base of coal- and natural-gas-fired electric generators. WFEC also has a 260-megawatt federal hydroelectric power allocation from the Southwestern Power Administration and a contract for 70 megawatts of wind power.
Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative Inc. is a public electric utility subject to the rules and regulations of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Canadian Valley Electric maintains nondiscriminatory retail electric service rates which are on file with and subject to review by the OCC.
Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative was created not for profit, but for the purpose of providing electric utility service to its members/owners. This has not changed in more than 70 years of operation.