First Christian Church in Edmond Receives DEEP Rebate Check For $2,965.60

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First Christian Church in Edmond Receives DEEP Rebate Check For $2,965.60 For Lighting Upgrade

On January 15, Jerry Black, First Christian Church Associate Minister, Chris Shorow, First Christian Church Senior Minister, and Karla Mahan, First Christian Business Administrator, received a $2,965.60 rebate check from Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority’s (OMPA) Demand and Energy Efficiency Program (DEEP) from Tom Willis, OMPA Member Services Energy Services Engineer, for a lighting upgrade at the church located                                          at 201 East 2nd Street in Edmond. 

According to Willis, “The lighting upgrade reduced the church’s total demand by 18.3  kW and resulted in energy savings of 77,273 kWh annually.  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 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 twillis@ompa.com.

 The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) is a joint-action agency created for the purpose of providing an adequate, reliable and affordable supply of electrical power and energy to Oklahoma’s municipally owned electric systems.  The Authority presently serves 39 municipally owned electric systems in Oklahoma. As a consumer-owned public power entity, OMPA is owned by the member cities it serves, including Edmond.

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Photo Caption: (Left to Right) On January 15, Jerry Black, First Christian Church Associate Minister,   Chris Shorow, First Christian Church Senior Minister, and Karla Mahan, First Christian Business Administrator, receive a $2,965.60 rebate check from Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority’s (OMPA) Demand and Energy Efficiency Program (DEEP) from Tom Willis, OMPA Member Services Energy Services Engineer, for a lighting upgrade at the church located at 201 East 2nd Street in Edmond.  According to Willis, “The lighting upgrade reduced the church’s total demand by 18.3  kW and resulted in energy savings of 77,273 kWh annually.”  DEEP assists OMPA’s 39 member cities, including Edmond, 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.