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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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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DEEP Rebate Awarded to Kingfisher Public Schools

The City of Kingfisher and its power supplier, the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA), recently presented a check for $13,725.45 to Kingfisher Public Schools for recent energy efficiency improvements at 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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