The Town of Spiro and its power supplier, the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA), have presented a check for $24,695 to Spiro Public Schools for recent energy efficiency improvements inside the district.
The rebates were presented as part of the Demand and Energy Efficiency Program (DEEP), administered by OMPA.
The district recently completed an upgrade to high-efficiency LED lighting that reduced its energy demand by 260 kilowatts.
DEEP assists OMPA’s 42 members with their qualified customers to reduce electric service energy demand and costs. The program provides rebates to commercial and industrial customers – including schools and government buildings – that implement retrofits that reduce their demand at peak times. Projects include changing out lighting, HVAC, refrigeration, commercial food service equipment, pumps and motors for more energy-efficient equipment.
These energy improvements help OMPA delay the time in which it needs to add expensive generation capacity.
For 2016, OMPA awarded 66 DEEP rebates statewide for a total of $164,640 with an estimated reduction in energy demand of 1,056 kilowatts.
For more information on how to apply for a DEEP rebate, contact the Town of Spiro.
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 42 municipally owned electric systems in Oklahoma. As a consumer-owned public power entity, OMPA is owned by the member cities it serves.