HMT Tank Receives DEEP Rebate Check for $2,211.36

  Contact Drake N. Rice, Director of Member Services, 405/340-5047

HMT Tank Receives DEEP Rebate Check for $2,211.36

During the City of Blackwell’s City Commissioner meeting on May 6th, Mark Skiles, City Manager, presented Tommy Wilhelm, Manager, HMT Tank Service, Inc., with a rebate check from Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority’s (OMPA) Demand and Energy Efficiency Program (DEEP) in the amount of $2,211.36 for lighting upgrades at the plant.  The company, located at 438 North 20th Street in Blackwell, does tank inspections and testing.  Jennifer Rogers, OMPA Member Services Media Specialist, also was present for the check presentation.

According to Tom Willis, OMPA Member Services Energy Engineer, “The installation of the lighting upgrades in the plant reduced the electrical demand by 26.02kW, which will result in an energy reduction of 73,015kWh annually.  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 39 projects being completed for a load reduction of 1,578.6kW. The program paid $259,400 in rebate checks.

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 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.