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OMPA RECEIVES GRANT FOR ENERGY-EFFICIENCY RESEARCH
The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority was awarded a research grant by the American Public Power Association’s Demonstration of Energy-Efficient Developments (DEED) program.
The utility received $25,000 to create a weather data database/workbook that can be customized by any utility to help customer service representatives when talking to customers about high-bill complaints.It will generate a report for any billing cycle as opposed to calendar-month periods, and will compare recent actual and long-term average weather data for the billing period. A user’s manual and PowerPoint presentation will be developed to train customer service personnel on the use of weather data when speaking with customers.
APPA is the national organization serving the interests of the nation’s more than 2,000 community- and state-owned electric utilities. The association established the DEED program in 1980 to sponsor and conduct activities related to energy innovation that improve efficiency or lower costs in providing energy services to consumers of publicly owned electric utilities. DEED funds are used to support innovative utility programs. OMPA and all of its member cities are members of APPA and DEED.