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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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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