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Framin’ Gallery Receives DEEP Rebate Check for $286.08
On April 3rd, Framin’ Gallery in Edmond was awarded a rebate check from Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority’s (OMPA) Demand and Energy Efficiency Program (DEEP) in the amount of $286.08 for lighting upgrades at the picture framing store. Michelle Gumaer, Edmond Electric Program Coordinator, Karne Beighle, Lighting Inc., and Tom Willis, OMPA Member Services Energy Engineer, presented the rebate check to Kelly Van Osdol, owner of the Framin’ Gallery, 416 West 15th Street.
According to Willis, “The installation of the lighting upgrades in the store reduced the electrical demand by 1.8kW. The reduction of these demands help 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. In 2012, DEEP set a record with 48 projects being completed for a load reduction of 1,606.4kW. The program paid $262,463 in rebate checks. This resulted in an estimated savings of $1,767,051 based on $1,100/kW cost of new generation.
The funds available for approved projects are determined by the OMPA Board of Directors. Funding for individual projects is determined through the submission of detailed project plans. Applicants must be a customer of an OMPA member city. For more information on DEEP, visit the OMPA website at www.ompa.com or contact Willis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) is a wholesale power company owned by 39 municipal electric utilities. OMPA provides economies of scale in power generation and related services to support community-owned electric utilities. The members of OMPA serve approximately two-hundred and fifty-thousand Oklahomans.