UCO Project Continues With More Rebates

The City of Edmond and its power supplier, the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA), have presented a check for $16,290 to the University of Central Oklahoma for a recent project that improved the energy efficiency of the school.

The rebate was presented as part of the Demand and Energy Efficiency Program (DEEP), administered by OMPA.

This was the third of three rebates awarded UCO in the past 14 months as part of the program. All three involved energy-efficiency improvements gained from upgrading lights to LEDs throughout campus buildings.

In all, the three rebates totaled $166,821. The projects will reduce the peak demand on campus by 860 kilowatts. This most-recent phase of the project will result in a reduction in peak demand of 84 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 more information on how to apply for a DEEP rebate, contact the City of Edmond.

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.