OMPA member city officials and staff meet with Representative Newton

On Wednesday, June 27, the cities of Fairview and Mooreland, along with staff from the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA), met with Representative Carl Newton (District 58) over lunch in Woodward. The purpose of this meeting was to continue to educate the representative on the history of OMPA and the unique role we serve with our member cities. The representative,...

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OMPA member city officials and staff meet with Oklahoma State Senator and Representatives

On Thursday, June 7, the cities of Comanche, Duncan and Marlow, along with staff from the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA), met with Senator Scott (District 43), Representative Boles (District 51), Representative McEntire (District 50), Bryson Panas, Field Representative for US Senator James Inhofe, and Thomas Lewis, Field Representative for Congressman Tom Cole...

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UCO Project Continues With More Rebates

The City of Edmond and its power supplier, the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA), have presented a check for $16,290 to the University of Central Oklahoma for a recent project that improved the energy efficiency of the school. The rebate was presented as part of the Demand and Energy Efficiency Program (DEEP), administered by OMPA. This was the third of three...

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DEEP Rebate Awarded to Lexington Public Schools

The City of Lexington and its power supplier, the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA), have presented a check for $9,338 to Lexington Public Schools for recent energy efficiency improvements throughout the district. The rebates were presented as part of the Demand and Energy Efficiency Program (DEEP), administered by OMPA. The rebate was given because lighting...

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OMPA to join Midwest Reliability Organization

The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) has a new Regional Entity (RE) after the dissolution of its previous entity last year. REs are electric reliability compliance authorities. They provide Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) auditing and enforcement functions for the utilities under their umbrella. On May 4, FERC granted approval for OMPA to join the...

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OMPA’s Drake Rice Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Municipal Electric Systems of Oklahoma (MESO) has honored the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority’s Drake Rice for his 45-plus years of commitment to Public Power, the communities he served and continues to serve, with a 2018 MESO Lifetime Achievement Award. Rice began his career in city management as an intern for the City of Cushing. He moved from there to serve as...

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