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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OMPA HONORED WITH NATIONAL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SAFETY PRACTICES

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Jennifer Rogers, 405-359-2500 OMPA HONORED WITH NATIONAL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SAFETY PRACTICES   The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) has earned the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2019. The utility earned the first-place award in the...

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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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City Personnel meet with State Senators and Representatives

On Friday, September 13, city personnel and elected officials from the City of Purcell and the City of Lexington met with Senators Boren and Scott and Representatives Conley and Roe over lunch in Purcell. The lunch was hosted by the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) with the purpose of introducing OMPA’s member city personnel and elected officials to the...

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