Osburn chosen for APPA committee

At the American Public Power Association Board Directors Meeting during the Public Power Connect: Virtual Summit & Business Meeting, Jolene Thompson, president and CEO of American Municipal Power, Inc. in Columbus, Ohio, was installed as chair of the board. She then named OMPA’s general manager, Dave Osburn, to serve with the officers on the APPA Executive Committee....

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OMPA Board Member McPherson Honored With 7 Hats Award

Jason McPherson, city administrator of Marlow Electric in Marlow, Oklahoma, received the Larry Hobart Seven Hats Award during the American Public Power Association’s Public Power Connect: Virtual Summit & Business Meeting on June 9. The award recognizes managers of small utilities serving fewer than 2,500 meters. These managers have a very small staff and must assume...

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Perry’s Reliability, Marlow Safety Honored Nationally

The electric utilities for the City of Perry and the City of Marlow both received national recognition from the American Public Power Association (APPA), a trade group that represents more than 2,000 municipal-owned electric utilities. Perry’s was for its reliability numbers from 2019, while Marlow was honored for its safety practices during the same year. The APPA...

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Perry, Ponca City Our Local Power Champions

The City of Perry and the City of Ponca City were honored with the Our Local Power Champion award by Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority General Manager Dave Osburn at the Authority’s Annual Meeting on March 12. Perry Clerk and OMPA Board member Dixie Johnson was in attendance to receive the award. Receiving the award for Ponca City were Electric Superintendent Phil...

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OMPA Adds Wind Power

The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority officially added 40 more megawatts of wind energy to its resource portfolio on Jan. 1. The new wind generation is the product of a power purchase agreement to acquire energy from the Grant Plains Wind Farm in northern Oklahoma. The farm was constructed in 2016 by Apex Clean Energy and includes 64 Siemens turbines in Grant County...

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