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Noble County YMCA Receives DEEP Rebate Check for $2,474.80
On March 6th at 1:30 pm, Jon Cameron, Perry City Manager, Vicki Hagerman, Administrative Services Director, and Tom Willis, Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) Member Services Energy Engineer, presented a rebate check from OMPA’s Demand and Energy Efficiency Program (DEEP) for upgrading the lighting at the Noble County YMCA in Perry, 107 North 7th Street, to Carol Davis, Executive Director of the Noble County YMCA. The amount of the rebate check was $2,474.80.
According to Willis, “The lighting upgrade project reduced YMCA’s energy demand by 12.3 kW.”
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 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 them, the 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.
The funds available for approved projects will be determined by the OMPA Board of Directors. Funds available for an individual project will be determined through submission of detailed project plans. For more information on DEEP, visit the OMPA website at www.ompa.com or contact Willis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OMPA is a state governmental agency created by the legislature to serve cities and towns that own and operate their electrical distribution systems and is governed by the members. The Authority presently serves 39 municipally-owned electric systems in Oklahoma. This year marks a milestone for the consumer-owned public power entity – its 30th anniversary.