The City of Perry and its power supplier, the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA), presented a check for
$23,177.13 to Perry 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 fixtures were upgraded to high-efficiency LED lighting. The enhancements are expected to reduce the district’s energy demand by 124.9 kilowatts.
DEEP assists OMPA’s 42 members with their qualified customers to reduce electric service energy demand and costs. The program provides rebates to public entity customers – including schools and government buildings – that implement retrofits that reduce their demand at peak times. Projects include changing out lighting, as well as installing geothermal and more efficient heat pumps.
These energy improvements help OMPA delay the time in which it needs to add expensive generation capacity. The reduction of peak demand since the inception of the program comes out to a rebate total of just $153 dollars per kilowatt, well below the cost-per-kilowatt for building new generation.
Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) is a municipal joint-action agency created for the purpose of providing an adequate, reliable and affordable supply of electrical power and energy to Oklahoma’s municipally owned electric systems. The Authority presently serves 42 municipally owned electric systems in Oklahoma. As a consumer-owned public power entity, OMPA is owned by the member cities it serves.