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OGE Energy Overview

Oklahoma City, OK
1001 to 5000 employees
1902
Company - Public (OGE)
Utilities
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE), is headquartered in Oklahoma City and is the parent company of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OG&E), a regulated electric utility serving more than 815,000 customers in Oklahoma and western Arkansas. In addition, OGE holds ... Read more

Mission: The mission of OGE Energy Corp is to fulfill its critical role in the nations infrastructure and meet individual customers' needs for energy and related services in a safe, reliable and efficient manner.

OGE Energy – Why Work For Us?


Energize your career at OGE Energy Corp.!

As a recognized leader in renewable energy, affordable power generation and natural gas transportation and storage, OGE can help YOU energize your career. Just ask one of our more than 3,300 employees (we call them “members”).   

Discover how YOU can be part of a team dedicated to creating a bright future for our employees and our customers.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, and any other protected class.

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Our Culture

Many of our employees have been with us for 25, 30 or even 40 years. Their loyalty says a lot about how our company operates and what it stands for.We look forward to showing you just what makes us so proud of our team, such as:

• Valuing the individual’s health and well-being

• Expecting transparency in motives and production

• Fostering a spirit of teamwork at all levels

• Delivering respect for character and performance

• Demanding integrity in all corporate activity

• Encouraging public service to the broader community

We draw our strength from the distinctive personalities and backgrounds that make up our workforce. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to nurturing a diverse and vibrant workforce.

When you become a member of our company, you receive more than a competitive salary. Employment at OG&E also means a competitive benefits package to help you energize and grow your career, and competitive salaries that reward performance. Plus:

  • A 401(k) that OGE matches 200 percent of your contributions to retirement accounts up to 5 percent of your salary
  • An annual performance-based bonus program
  • A referral bonus when you refer candidates who are hired into full-time positions
  • Interest-free financial assistance when you purchase new energy-efficient major electrical appliances, personal computers, heat pumps, geothermal systems, etc.
  • Interest-free financial assistance on the purchase of a storm shelter
  • Paid volunteer leave offered every year to further enrich both your life and the lives of people in the communities we serve
  • tOGEther Hardship Fund - you can donate to or apply for financial assistance from the fund
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Paid maternity leave
  • Adoption fee reimbursement up to $5,000

Accessibility

We're committed to expanding access to employment for people with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, and your disability prevents you from applying through our Careers Job Search feature, please advise what reasonable accommodation we can provide to assist you in applying for one of our open positions. You may contact us by sending an email to recruiting@oge.com or calling 405-553-3166 referencing the open position for which you are applying.

Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation for applying for a specific posted position will be responded to. Requests will be kept confidential and shared strictly on a need-to-know basis only.
 

Our History

For more than 100 years, OGE Energy Corp. has been a proud part of the growth in our communities.

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Timeline

1902 – On February 27, 1902, five years before Oklahoma becomes a state, Edward H. Cooke registers incorporation papers for Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company.

1928 – Through aggressive acquisition OG&E expands our service area across Oklahoma on the way to becoming the largest electric pioneer in the state.

1947 – Woodward tornado annihilates both the town and OG&E facilities. The F5 tornado strikes without warning, destroying over 1,000 homes and businesses.

1949 – OG&E becomes the first company to use gas turbines combined with steam turbines to generate electricity, creating more efficient power plants.

1959 – An OG&E employee finds single-phase electricity to be more economical than 3-phase, allowing electricity into rural areas once too far from power plants.

1963 – OG&E builds the world’s largest combined-cycle power plant (235 MW) at Horseshoe Lake Station, more than tripling the power generated by other plants.

1974 – OG&E announces plans to build coal-fired generation plants. Coal burning produced about half of the electricity generated in the U.S. at the time.

1977 – OG&E implements the Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition, a user-friendly interface for operators to monitor and control plant performance.

1983 – Meter reading at OG&E becomes faster and more efficient thanks to the latest high-tech innovation: computerized meter reading.

1986 – OGE Energy acquires Enogex, a natural gas pipeline and energy marketing company with 10,000 miles of pipeline spanning West TX, OK, AR, and Southeastern MO.

1997 – OGE Energy Resources, a service provider of premium energy products, is formed.

1999 – We purchase Transok from Tejas Energy. Together, Enogex and Transok operate one of the 10 largest natural gas pipeline systems in the U.S.

2003 - OG&E is the first electric utility in Oklahoma to offer wind power as a choice for its retail customers.

2007 - OG&E dedicates its Centennial Wind Farm near Fort Supply, more than tripling the company's production of wind energy. This is the first wind farm to be wholly owned and operated by a utility.

2008 - OG&E begins a research and development project to test wireless, “smart” technology with residents in two areas of northwest Oklahoma City. OG&E's Positive Energy® Smart Grid program enables customers to better manage their energy consumption and control costs.

2011 - OG&E named Utility of the Year by Electric Light & Power magazine.

2012 - Completion of the Crossroads Wind Farm allows OG&E to meet approximately 10 percent of its customers' energy requirements with wind generation.

2013 - OG&E's Cowboy Wind Farm provides wind energy as the main source of electricity for the Oklahoma State University Stillwater campus.

2013 - CenterPoint Energy, OGE Energy Corp. and ArcLight Capital combine assets to form Enable Midstream Partners, LP.

2013 - OG&E wins the Edison Electric Institute's (EEI) Edison Award, the industry's top honor.

2013 - OG&E ranked first in Residential Customer Satisfaction in the South Large Segment by J.D. Power & Associates.

2014 - OG&E ranked first in Residential Customer Satisfaction in the South Large Segment by J.D. Power & Associates (second year in a row.

2014 - Oklahoma City Thunder becomes the first team in the NBA to offset 100 percent of its electricity consumption with renewable wind power, following a 5-year agreement with OG&E.

2014 - OGE Energy Corp.enters a 20-year agreement with the Oklahoma City All Sports Association and the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball for naming rights to the stadium field at the ASA Hall of Fame Softball Complex. The new name, OGE Energy Field at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, is launched during the NCAA Women's College World Series.


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Environmental Position Statement

OGE Energy Corp. and its members are proud of our reputation as an environmentally responsible company. The Company and its members accept responsibility to operate our facilities and provide service to our customers in a cost-effective manner that meets or exceeds the requirements established in environmental laws and regulations.

The Company will:

  • meet or exceed all applicable laws and regulations.
  • act in an environmentally responsible manner by effectively and efficiently utilizing our natural resources while being mindful of our corporate environmental footprint.
  • participate in the development of laws, regulations, and best practices that provide safeguards for the community, the workplace, and the environment and provide the operational flexibility necessary to meet the needs of our business, customers, and shareholders.
  • be a responsible corporate citizen in the communities in which we live, work and operate. We will educate the public about energy conservation.

Climate Change Commitment

At OGE Energy Corp., we know that environmental responsibility is important to the quality of life of our customers, the communities we serve and our own employees and their families. It is also critical to our success. We have a dual responsibility to protect our natural resources and to provide safe, reliable and reasonably priced power.

OGE Energy recognizes that global climate change presents a serious challenge to the world. While there appears to be consensus that manmade greenhouse gas emissions are increasing temperatures of the global climate, there lies great uncertainty with regard to prediction of the degree of warming and particularly consequences associated with such increases in temperature. At OGE Energy we have a role to play in this discussion. It is our aim to participate in the same practical, responsible, community-focused way that has characterized our company for the past century. OGE Energy supports public policy which allows maximum flexibility for attaining greenhouse gas reductions and thus minimizing the impact on our customers and shareholders. In addition, OGE Energy will voluntarily explore and implement where feasible actions to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

To that end, we accept our responsibility to:

  • lead implementation of balanced and effective public policy.
  • advocate global responses that address all countries and multiple industries.
  • explore technology that may reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • remain committed to development of renewable energy, such as wind.
  • assist our customers in reducing their energy consumption.
  • focus on our obligation to provide reliable and affordable energy.
  • set an example as a steward of the environment.

Our community service programs offer a helping hand to those who need us most.

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We’re active in our communities with programs that help to fill needs, and lend support to the best of our abilities.

Lend-A-Hand

Lend-A-Hand gives you the opportunity to help those having trouble paying their utility bills by simply adding a few extra dollars with your OG&E payment when you check the Lend-A-Hand box. Your entire contribution will be forwarded to The Salvation Army which then distributes the money to help pay for electricity, gas, fuel or firewood for your neighbors in need. For more information, please contact The Salvation Army office in your area. To locate the nearest office of The Salvation Army, call 405-840-0735.

Cool Zones

This program helps people who need a cool place to go to avoid the heat and prevent heat-related illnesses. Each summer OG&E-designated Cool Zones are available throughout our service territory. These facilities may include libraries, shopping centers and senior citizen centers. 

Other Support Programs

In schools across Oklahoma and western Arkansas, we are helping develop young minds through several special programs like the Adopt-A-School program. Working with Adopt-A-School, OG&E volunteers help grade papers, tutor students and assist school libraries. Helping make homes more comfortable with weatherization and home improvement through organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together and The Salvation Army draws dozens of OG&E employees who spend their weekend helping their customers.

Economic Development

We work as a third-party facilitator and resource to assist the local communities in our service areas of Oklahoma and western Arkansas with their economic development efforts to help them achieve healthy business growth in the future. These tools include providing our communities with the tools necessary to move forward with economic development and informing them of the processes involved in retaining existing business and recruiting new business.

We also provide technical support to companies interested in expanding or relocating in our service territory. The economic benefits of low cost, reliable electricity and the opportunities to purchase renewable wind power energy credits give companies and site selection professionals incentives to relocate.

OGE Foundation

The OGE Foundation provides grants to 501(c)3 charities to support programs, organizations and institutions that enhance quality of life and economic well being in the communities where OGE operates.

Strategy: The OGE Foundation will consider each request that contributes to achieving the foundation’s mission. While the foundation will consider supporting organizations in a variety of areas, such as human services, the arts and community development, a greater emphasis will be placed on early education – primarily math and science.

Exclusions: OGE Foundation grants are generally not given to:

  • Organizations that are not geographically located in an area where OG&E operates
  • An individual person or families
  • Organizations that are not 501(c)(3) organizations
  • Religious activities, in whole or in part, for the purpose of furthering religious doctrine. The Foundation will consider funding faith-based organizations which provide services to all clients regardless of denomination.
  • Sporting events, such as golf tournaments, other than Special Olympics
  • Dinners, luncheons or other forms of indirect support
  • Political parties or candidates
  • Capital Campaigns

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OGE Energy Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009

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