OMPA’s OCP named as finalist in PR News’ Nonprofit PR Awards

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OMPA’s OCP named as finalist in PR News’ Nonprofit PR Awards


OMPA has been named as a finalist in PR News’ Nonprofit PR awards in the category of Green PR/Marketing for marketing efforts of the Oklahoma Comfort Program (OCP). In recognition of this achievement, each finalist will receive an award at the PR News Nonprofit PR Awards Luncheon on March 11, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.

Other finalist in the Green PR/Marketing category include:

  • Brunet-García Advertising & P.R. – Speak Up for Florida’s Waters initiative
  • Keep a Breast Foundation – Non Toxic Revolution
  • Weber Shandwick – American Airlines Reduces its Carbon Footprint

OMPA’s OCP, which officially ended on September 14, 2012, used funds from the Stimulus State Energy Program (SSEP), as administered by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, to provide residential energy audits and rebates for Geothermal Heat Pump (GHP) systems. OMPA administered the project, with assistance from the Geothermal Resources Council. ClimateMaster Inc., a large Oklahoma-based manufacturer of GHP equipment, provided in-kind contribution to the project in the form of staff time, training for the public and professionals involved in the installation of GHPs, program promotion and other benefits.

OCP provided additional rebates of $1,000 per ton for geothermal heat pump (GHP) systems. This was in addition to the $800 per ton rebate provided by the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority’s (OMPA) WISE Rebate Program, in participating cities.

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.