OMPA reaches power supply agreement with Electra

At its August meeting, the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) board approved a 10-year power supply contract with the City of Electra, Texas. The city’s commission had approved the contract in July.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Electra, and are happy to witness the continued interest in OMPA as a power supplier,” OMPA General Manager Dave Osburn said. “We look forward to serving our newest partner in the efficient, reliable and economical manner that is our focus.”

“We also look forward to working with Southwest Rural Electric Cooperative, which maintains the city distribution system.”

By law, since the city is located outside the state of Oklahoma, it will not be considered an official OMPA member. The Authority also has supplemental contracts with Arkansas cities Clarkesville and Paris, which were signed in 2010 and 2012, respectively.

Located 34 miles south of OMPA member Frederick and 27 miles northwest of Wichita Falls, Tex., the City of Electra is home to approximately 2,800 citizens. It is governed by a five-person City Commission, which includes the mayor.

The Authority has added five members in the past five years, including Oklahoma towns Mooreland and Fort Supply earlier this year, to bring its member total to an all-time high of 41.

OMPA owns an 80-megawatt interest in the Oklaunion Power Station, located 15 miles northwest of Electra.