FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Michelle Gumaer, Edmond Electric’s Program Coordinator, 216-7671
Edmond’s John Ross Elementary School Receives Rebate Checks
from Edmond Electric’s WISE Rebate Program for $19,251.00 and from OMPA’s DEEP for $6,380.33
On June 10th, John Ross Elementary School in Edmond was awarded rebate checks from Edmond Electric’s WISE Rebate Program in the amount of $19,251.00 and Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority’s (OMPA) Demand and Energy Efficiency Program (DEEP) in the amount of $6,380.33 for HVAC upgrades at the school. Michelle Gumaer, Edmond Electric’s Program Coordinator, Palma Lough, OMPA Energy Services Specialist, and Tom Willis, OMPA Member Services Energy Engineer, presented the rebate checks to Dr. David Goin, Superintendent, Edmond Public Schools, Bret Towne, Associate Superintendent, Edmond Public Schools, and Susan Parks-Schlepp, Director of Public Information/Community Involvement, Edmond Public Schools, at the school, 1901 North Thomas.
Edmond Electric’s WISE Rebate Program, which is a joint program with OMPA, provides rebates through the municipally owned utility for the installation of energy-efficient air conditioners and electric heat pumps. The installation of this equipment helps in reducing summer peaks.
The elementary school also qualified for a DEEP rebate. According to Willis, “The installation of 49 units totaling 192.5 qualifying tons for the HVAC upgrades in the elementary school reduced the electrical demand by 177.23kW resulting in energy savings of 199,385 kWh annually. The reduction of these demands helps keep energy rates as low as possible for our member cities and delays the need to add additional OMPA generation capacity to the system. This allows member cities to hold the line on the electric rates that are charged to their customers.” “It is a win-win situation for our cities and their electric
customers,” added Willis.
DEEP assists OMPA’s 39 member cities with their qualified customers to reduce their electric service energy demands and costs. This program provides rebates to commercial and industrial customers that implement retrofits that reduce their demand at peak times. These projects include lighting, HVAC, refrigeration, commercial food service equipment, pumps and motors. .
For more information about these two programs, contact Michelle Gumaer, Edmond Electric Program Coordinator, 216-7671.
The 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 39 municipally owned electric systems in Oklahoma. As a consumer-owned public power entity, OMPA is owned by the member cities it serves..