News at the Co-op

June 2, 2023
2023 Scholarship Recipients

Now entering its 35th year, Oakdale Electric Cooperative's Scholarship Program has marked continued growth and popularity. Scholarships are funded from the unclaimed capital credits of former co-op members, and to date, over $508,500 has been awarded to our members. Read more...

May 30, 2023
Preparing to Serve You Better

Providing reliable power to you will always be a top priority for Oakdale Electric Cooperative (OEC). These days, power reliability seems to be making news now more than ever. As the energy industry continues to transition and more segments of the economy are becoming electrified, such as vehicles, machinery, and even lawn equipment, additional pressures are being placed on our nation’s electric grid. Read more...

May 30, 2023
Attendance Grows at 88th Annual Meeting

The 88th Annual Meeting for Oakdale Electric Cooperative (OEC) was held on Saturday, April 29, at Tomah Recreation Park. Attendance increased from last year to 172 registered members with 227 total attendees. Read more...

May 18, 2023
Partnership to Bring 12 New Solar Arrays

Cooperation among cooperatives is one of Oakdale Electric Cooperative’s (OEC) guiding principles. Electric cooperatives are known for working together in a variety of ways, most importantly during major storm restoration. A different way we are following this principle in 2023 is by investing in solar in our service areas. Read more...

April 24, 2023
Behind Every Strong Firefighter, There's a Strong Chief

Pittsville Fire Chief Jerry Minor was recently awarded the Selfless Service Award for his courage and volunteerism to ensure his department, community partners and youth are educated in fire safety. Read more...

April 11, 2023
Message From Your General Manager & CEO and Board Chairman

This last year allowed our cooperative to get back to a “new normal,” following worldly changes in the last two years. However, new challenges materialized in 2022 that your cooperative was readily prepared for. Read more...

March 1, 2023
See YOU at the Annual Meeting

Oakdale Electric Cooperative exists to provide safe, reliable, and affordable energy to our members. Equally important is our mission to enrich the lives of all members and to serve the long-term interests of our local communities. This is where you can help. Read more...

January 30, 2023
Beat the Peak

If you look around your home, you likely have more devices and equipment that require electricity than ever before. Our connected lives are increasingly dependent on more electricity to function. At the same time, as demand for electricity rises, Oakdale Electric Cooperative (OEC) must deliver an uninterrupted 24/7 power supply––regardless of market conditions or other circumstances. Read more...

January 25, 2023
Deb Reid: A Simply Amazing Inspiration to the Community

The official definition of the word Volunteer is a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task. Oakdale Electric Cooperative’s Selfless Service Award was implemented to recognize those volunteers that go the extra mile. With a name that’s widely recognized in the Tomah community, and considered the “volunteer queen”, Deb Reid was awarded with the latest Selfless Service Award. Read more...

January 4, 2023
New Year, New Plans

Happy New Year.   I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday season and I wish you the very best in 2023.  At the board of directors meeting last month, the directors approved our 2023 work plan and budget.  I would like to highlight a few of the key projects. Read more...

December 20, 2022
Oakdale Electric Co-op Braces for Another Winter Storm, Urges Members to Prepare

Oakdale Electric Cooperative continues to monitor the winter storm that is forecasted to impact our service area beginning late Wednesday, December 21. Read more...

December 19, 2022
Heavy Wet Snowstorm Impacts Oakdale Electric Cooperative's Membership

On Thursday, December 15, 2022, a snowstorm producing heavy wet snow effected Oakdale Electric Cooperative’s (OEC) overhead powerlines due to excess weight on lines from snow and downed trees. OEC’s five-county service territory had outage reports with highest outage count being in Monroe and Juneau counties. Read more...

December 16, 2022
Winter Storm Power Restoration Update

Power was restored as of approximately 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2022, to members with a primary residence with Oakdale Electric Cooperative (OEC). Read more...

November 10, 2022
We Thank All Military Service Members, Active & Retired

Located in a military prominent area of Wisconsin, Oakdale Electric Cooperative proudly employs two servicemen and thank all service members. Read more...

November 1, 2022
Overdue for Mauston Volunteer - Kathy Green 

Mauston resident Kathy Green has been a dedicated volunteer at Mauston Community Sharing Pantry for over 25 years and counting. Kathy manages a wide range of volunteers, has the eye for managing shelf quantity, and can navigate difficult times such as the pandemic. Read more

October 3, 2022
Board of Directors Lower Power Cost Adjustment to Members

After a grim reliability forecast from the regional grid operator (MISO) this spring Oakdale Electric Cooperative (OEC) and our wholesale power provider, Dairyland Power Cooperative, have worked hard to keep the lights on. Safe, reliable electricity is our top priority, but electricity production has cost more than expected during our peak summer months due to high electricity demand, delayed coal deliveries and increased fuel costs (primarily natural gas). Read more

September 29, 2022
You’re Invited to Make a Difference!

Members interested in running for a director position, please contact our office to receive a packet. Read more

August 26, 2022
Statewide Magazine Award to Oakdale Electric Cooperative

Deana Protz, currently executive assistant/Human Resources manager, served as the editor of the co-op’s pages and earned awards of excellence within the Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News. Read more… 

July 11, 2022
Selfless Service Award Recipient - Joe Vitcenda

Latest Selfless Service Award goes to Royall High School Baseball Coach, Joe Vitcenda. Read more... 

June 23, 2022
June 15, 2022 Storm Restoration

On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, an EF2-rated tornado passed through Tomah, Oakdale, and Wyeville with 115 mph winds that tracked nearly 21-miles. Read more... 

June 2, 2022
2022 Scholarship Recipients

Oakdale Electric Cooperative has awarded over $489,250 to our members. Read more...

May 31, 2022
Electric Grid Issues

General Manager & CEO, Chris Tackmann addresses electrical grid issues. Read more...

May 10, 2022
Oakdale Electric Co-op holds 87th Annual Meeting

A new Annual Meeting location brought in 258 members for the 87th Annual Meeting. Read more...

March 8, 2022
Latest Selfless Service Recipient Left a Lifelong Impact on the Community

Oakdale Electric Cooperative awards the late Mark Chew, with Selfless Service Award. Read more...