Mooreland and Fort Supply begin receiving power from OMPA

The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) officially began serving the towns of Mooreland and Fort Supply with wholesale power on Sept. 1, less than six months after the towns agreed to join OMPA’s membership.

In March, Mooreland became the 40th state municipal to vote to join OMPA in its 30-year history of delivering power, followed by Fort Supply as the 41st in May of this year.

“We are pleased to officially begin our relationship with Mooreland and Fort Supply and look forward to many years of delivering power to those towns in a reliable and efficient way,” OMPA General Manager David W. Osburn said. “Our agency is one that prides itself on being owned and governed by the members we serve, and we look forward to the role our new members will play in that process.”

Formed in 1981 by the Oklahoma State Legislature, OMPA is part or sole owner of 12 power plants across the region. Those plants derive their generation from a variety of sources, including wind, hydro, natural gas, coal and landfill gas. The utilities the Authority serves provide power to approximately 250,000 Oklahomans.

Mooreland and Fort Supply were the fifth and sixth members to join OMPA in the last eight years.

In addition to supplying wholesale power, OMPA offers its members a series of energy-services-related programs. They include the Competitive Utility Program, which provides rewards of $20,000 to those members who achieve certification, as well as programs for utility customers that include free energy audits and rebates for energy-efficient lighting, ceiling insulation and heating and cooling systems.

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 41 municipally owned electric systems in Oklahoma. As a consumer-owned public power entity, OMPA is owned by the member cities it serves.