The City of Marlow was awarded a pair of rebate checks at its Jan. 27 council meeting in connection with recent energy-efficiency renovations done to the Garland Smith Public Library.
The rebates were presented by Ryan Piersol, Member Services Representative, on behalf of the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA). The rebates were part of two programs OMPA offers – the Demand and Energy Efficiency Program (DEEP) and the Ways I Save Energy (WISE) Program. OMPA is the wholesale power supplier for the city.
The DEEP award was for $1,099.25, while the WISE rebate was for $961.20. Each reflected upgrades that were made to the HVAC system at the library, located at 702 W. Main St. in Marlow. A previous DEEP rebate of $1,310.87 was awarded to the city for installation of LED lighting at the library.
DEEP assists OMPA’s 39 member cities with their qualified customers to reduce their electric energy demand and costs. The program provides rebates to commercial and industrial customers, as well as schools and member cities that implement retrofits that reduce their demand at peak times. The projects include lighting, HVAC, refrigeration, commercial food service equipment, pumps and motors.
The WISE Program encourages the installation of high-efficiency heat pumps and air conditioners. Rebates are provided to residential and commercial customers, schools, and member cities who install qualifying energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment.
Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) is a 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.