Al’s Bicycle Shop Receives DEEP Rebate Check for $730.00

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Al’s Bicycle Shop Receives DEEP Rebate Check for $730.00

On May 9th, Michelle Gumaer, Edmond Electric’s Energy Services Manager, presented Henry Holasek, owner of Al’s Bicycle Shop, with a rebate check from Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority’s (OMPA) Demand and Energy Efficiency Program (DEEP) in the amount of $730.00 for recent lighting improvements at the shop.  Tom Willis, OMPA Member Services Energy Engineer, also attended the presentation at the shop located at 2624 South Broadway Court in Edmond.

According to Willis, “The lighting improvements to the shop reduced the electrical demand by 3.65 kW, which will result in an energy savings of 10,052 kWh annually.  The savings from this reduction helps keep energy rates as low as possible for our member cities and delays the need for additional OMPA generation capacity.  This allows member cities to hold the line on the 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 or contact Willis at

The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) is a municipal 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.