DEEP Rebate Awarded to Spiro Public Schools

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...

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OMPA member city elected officials and staff meet with Senator and Representatives

On Friday, October 14, elected officials and staff from the City of Tecumseh and the City of Prague, along with staff from the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA), met with Senator Jason Smalley (District 28), Representative Josh Cockroft (District 27) and Representative Kevin Wallace (District 32) over lunch in Tecumseh. The purpose of this meeting was to continue to educate the legislators on the history of OMPA and the unique role we play with our member cities. The legislators, city staff and OMPA had in depth discussions regarding issues facing OMPA and our member cities, as well as our outlook on the future. Those in attendance were: Senator Jason Smalley, District 28; Representative Josh Cockroft, District 27; Representative Kevin Wallace, District 32, Jimmy Stokes, Tecumseh City Manager; Eddy Parker, Tecumseh Mayor; John Collier, Tecumseh City Councilmember; Sharon Stewart, Tecumseh City Councilmember; Cathy Condit, Tecumseh City Clerk, Jim Greff, Prague City Manager; Randy Elliott, OMPA General Counsel, Drake Rice, OMPA Director of Member Services and Jennifer Rogers, OMPA Government Relations...

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OMPA member city elected officials and staff meet with Senator-elect

On Tuesday, September 27, elected officials and staff from the City of Yale and staff from the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA), met with Senator-elect Tom Dugger (District 21) over lunch in Yale. The purpose of this meeting was to educate the Senator elect on the history of OMPA and the unique role we play with our member cities. The Senator-elect, city staff and OMPA had in depth discussions regarding issues facing OMPA and our member cities, as well as our outlook on the future. Those in attendance were: Senator-elect Tom Dugger, District 21; Phillip Kelly, City of Yale Police Chief and Interim City Manager; Tom Mendenhall, City of Yale Commissioner; Deanna Couch, City of Yale Clerk and Tom Hurst, City of Yale Electric Superintendent; David Osburn, OMPA General Manager, Randy Elliott, OMPA General Counsel and Jennifer Rogers, OMPA Government Relations...

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OMPA member city elected officials and staff meet with legislators

On Tuesday, September 21, elected officials and staff from the City of Fairview, the Town of Goltry and the City of Waynoka, along with staff from the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA), met with Representative elect Carl Newton (District 58) and Senator Marlatt (District 27) over lunch in Fairview. The purpose of this meeting was to educate the Representative elect on the history of OMPA and the unique role we play with our member cities. The representative elect, senator, city staff and OMPA had in depth discussions regarding issues facing OMPA and our member cities, as well as our outlook on the future. Those in attendance were: Senator Bryce Marlatt, District 27; Representative elect Carl Newton, District 58; Melinda Gould, Chris Hoffman, Sally Jantz, Tino Rojas, Frank Severin and John Stone, City of Fairview; Betty Powers and Brandon Severin, Town of Goltry; Tracy Judd; City of Waynoka, David Osburn and Jennifer Rogers;...

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Mayors and OMPA meet with Speaker Designate

On Friday, September 2, mayors from the City of Edmond and the City of Ponca City, along with staff from the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA), met with Speaker Designate Representative Charles McCall at the OMPA offices in Edmond. The purpose of this meeting was to continue to educate the Representative on the history of OMPA and the unique role we play with our member cities. The representative, mayors and OMPA staff had in depth discussions regarding issues facing OMPA and our member cities, as well as our outlook on the future. Those in attendance were: Representative Charles McCall, District 22; Charles Lamb, Mayor of Edmond and OMPA Board Chair; Homer Nicholson, Mayor of Ponca City and OMPA Board Secretary; David Osburn, OMPA General Manager; Randy Elliott, OMPA General Counsel; Drake Rice, OMPA Director of Member Services; and Jennifer Rogers, OMPA Governmental Relations Representative. Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) is a not-for-profit organization, established in Title 1 1, the Municipal Code of the Oklahoma statutes. OMPA was 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.  ...

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