Garland Smith Public Library Receives DEEP Rebate Check for $1,310.87

  Contact Drake N. Rice, Director of Member Services, 405/359-2500

Garland Smith Public Library Receives DEEP Rebate Check for $1,310.87

Jason McPherson, City Administrator for the City of Marlow, recently presented Mary Lou Mahaffey, Chair, Garland Smith Public Library Board of Trustees, with a rebate check from the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority’s (OMPA) Demand and Energy Efficiency Program (DEEP) in the amount of $1,310.87 for lighting improvements to the new library located at 407 West Seminole Avenue in Marlow.

According to Tom Willis, OMPA Member Services Energy Engineer, “The lighting improvements to the library reduced the electrical demand by 8.142 kW, which will result in an energy savings of 20,440 kWh annually. The savings from this reduction helps keep energy rates as low as possible for our member cities and delays the need for additional OMPA generation capacity.  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.

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 or contact Willis at

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.