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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Massey Added to OMPA Board

Nick Massey of Edmond was approved to join the OMPA Board of Directors at its monthly meeting in September. Massey takes over a seat that was held by former Edmond Mayor Charles Lamb for 25 years, and was temporarily held by Warren Porter for the past nine months. Massey has been on the Edmond Council since March of 2012. He also has served on the city’s Finance/Audit...

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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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