Mountain Country Foods Receives DEEP Rebate Check For $3,968.00 For Lighting Upgrade


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 Mountain Country Foods Receives DEEP Rebate Check For $3,968.00 For Lighting Upgrade

On February 7th, Matt Dixon, President, Mountain Country Foods, received a $3,968.00  rebate check from Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority’s (OMPA) Demand and Energy Efficiency Program (DEEP) from John Ramey, Okeene Town Administrator, for a lighting upgrade at the plant located at 201 Industrial Drive.  Tom Willis, OMPA Member Services Energy Services Engineer, also attended the presentation..  Ramey serves on the OMPA Board of Directors, too.

According to Willis, “Mountain Country Foods installed new lighting fixtures in a new space to their manufacturing facility.  The reduction because of  the new fixtures was an avoided kW increase of 19.8 kW, which afforded the company the opportunity to avoid 138,348 kWh of energy consumption from the standard fixtures that were being considered for the facility.”

He continued,  “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 electric rates that are charged to their customers. It is a win-win situation for our cities and their electric customers.” 

According to its website, Mountain Country Foods, a division of Smokey’s Smokehouse Inc., was founded in 1974 and has been a family owned and operated company for over 35 years.  The facility in Okeene manufacturers biscuit and baked kibble for dogs.

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 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 250,000 Oklahomans.