Pawhuska Public Schools Receives DEEP Rebate Check for $866.76

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Drake N. Rice, Director of Member Services, 405/340-5047

Pawhuska Public Schools Receives DEEP Rebate Check for $866.76

On July 16, Mark Chamberlin, Pawhuska Public Works Director, presented a rebate check from Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority’s (OMPA) Demand and Energy Efficiency Program (DEEP) for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) improvements in the Pawhuska Public Schools to Dr. Landon Berry, Pawhuska Public Schools Superintendent.  The amount of the rebate check for the HVAC improvements was $866.76 and the check presentation was made at the superintendent’s office, 1801 McKenzie.

According to Tom Willis, OMPA Member Services Energy Engineer, “The HVAC improvements in the schools reduced electrical demand by 14.57 kW.  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,” 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.

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 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.