Perry Substation Dedicated to Earl Hicks

To honor his dedicated service to Perry and its electric system, the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) officially named the electric substation that serves the city the “Earl Dean Hicks Substation” in a ceremony in Perry on Aug. 1. Hicks, who passed in March at the age of 80, was a long-time advocate of Public Power. He displayed that commitment during his time...

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Olustee Re-Certified in CUP Program

The Town of Olustee was presented a $20,000 check by the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority during July’s council meeting, recognizing the city for being officially recertified in the Competitive Utility Program (CUP). OMPA is the town’s wholesale power supplier. Olustee’s recertification was approved by the OMPA board at its June meeting. CUP is a voluntary program,...

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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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