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Maurices’ Clothing Store Receives DEEP Rebate Check for $744.12
On April 10th, Janice Berryhill, Altus Power Utility Manager, and Tom Willis, Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) Member Services Engineer, presented a rebate check from OMPA’s Demand and Energy Efficiency Program (DEEP) in the amount of $744.12 for upgrading the lighting at Maurices’ Clothing Store, 1450 North Main (Bunker Hill Shopping Center), to Carol Armstrong, Store Manager. The DEEP rebate check was for the store retrofitting the lighting to LED (light-emitting diode).
According to Willis, “The lighting upgrade project reduced the store’s electrical demand by 3.72 kW. The reduction of these demands help keep energy rates as low as possible for our member cities and delays the need to add additional OMPA generation capacity to the system. This allows member cities to hold the line on electric rates that are charged to their customers.” “It is a win-win situation for our cities and their electric customers,” added Willis.
DEEP assists OMPA’s 39 member cities with their qualified customers to reduce their electric service energy demands and costs. This program provides rebates to commercial and industrial customers that implement retrofits that reduce their demand at peak times. These projects include lighting, HVAC, refrigeration, commercial food service equipment, pumps and motors.
The funds available for approved projects are determined by the OMPA Board of Directors. Funding for individual projects is determined through the submission of detailed project plans. Applicants must be a customer of an OMPA member city. For more information on DEEP, visit the OMPA website at www.ompa.com or contact Willis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to Maurcies’ website, “What started in 1931 as a small women’s fashion shop in Duluth, Minnesota, has grown to over 800 stores in 44 states across the country. Maurices is the leading small town specialty store and authority for the savvy, fashion conscious customer with a twenty-something attitude.”
The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) is a state governmental agency created by the legislature to serve cities and towns that own and operate their electrical distribution systems and is governed by the members. The Authority presently serves 39 municipally-owned electric systems in Oklahoma.