On Wednesday, July 12, Senator Paul Scott (District 43) was given a tour of the McClain Power Plant located near Newcastle, Oklahoma. The tour was led by McClain Plant Manager, Tony Shook of OG&E.
The McClain Plant is a 520-megawatt combined-cycle natural gas plant. OMPA has a 23 percent (120-megawatts) ownership of the plant. OG&E is the majority owner and operator of the plant. McClain began commercial operation in 2001.
Those in attendance at today’s tour were Senator Paul Scott (D-43); David Osburn, OMPA General Manager; Jennifer Rogers, OMPA Government Relations Rep. and Tony Shook, OG&E McClain Plant Manager.
Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) is a not-for-profit organization, established in Title 11, the Municipal Code of the Oklahoma statutes. OMPA was 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 42 municipally owned electric systems in Oklahoma. As a consumer-owned public power entity, OMPA is owned by the member cities it serves.