Ponca City’s Nicholson Receives APPA’s Public Official Award

Homer Nicholson, Mayor of Ponca City, Oklahoma, received the Spence Vanderlinden Public Official Award at the American Public Power Association’s national conference in Austin, Texas. This award recognizes elected or appointed local officials who have contributed to the goals of the American Public Power Association. Mayor Nicholson has been on the American Public Power...

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OMPA Announces Request For Proposal

Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) deems responsible stewardship of natural resources as critical to the Authority’s mission. As such, OMPA is seeking proposals for solar and or solar plus storage power purchase agreements (PPAs) to meet capacity requirements beginning May 1, 2021. In addition to solar, OMPA is seeking proposals for battery storage at one of its...

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OMPA team honored with awards by MESO

The Municipal Electric Systems of Oklahoma (MESO) recently recognized Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority’s (OMPA) General Manager, Dave Osburn; Palma Lough, Energy Services Specialist; and the OMPA Linecrew. Former Chairman Charles Lamb was also honored with an award in his name – the Pruett-Lamb Lifetime Achievement Award. Lamb will share the honor with Pryor’s Gary...

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Substation To Be Renamed For Perry’s Earl Hicks

The Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) voted on April 11 to name one of its electric substations after former Perry councilman Earl Hicks, who passed in March at the age of 80. The “Earl Dean Hicks Memorial Substation” is located on Highway 86 on the southeast end of the city. The City of Perry gets its power from OMPA, after having...

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DEEP Rebate Awarded to Pawhuska Public Schools

The City of Pawhuska and its power supplier, the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA), recently presented a check for $13,911.55 to Pawhuska Public Schools for recent energy efficiency improvements at the district. The rebates were presented as part of the Demand and Energy Efficiency Program (DEEP), administered by OMPA. From left, are Pawhuska Electric...

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