Back row, left to right, Tom Willis (OMPA Member Services Engineer), Jill Vianco (English Village Co-Administrator), Berry Hensley (English Village Maintenance Supervisor), Jan Winters, (English Village Administrator), Janice Berryhill (Altus Power Utility Manager). Front row, Virginia Wise (resident), Frances Browning (resident), Maryann Stidham (resident).
On March 15, Janice Berryhill, Altus Power Utility Manager, and Tom Willis, Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) Member Services Engineer, presented a rebate check from OMPA’s Demand and Energy Efficiency Program (DEEP) for upgrading the lighting at the English Manor Nursing Rehab and Care Center to Jan Winters, Executive Administrator of the nursing center. The amount of the rebate check was $3,077.62. English Manor Nursing Rehab and Care Center is located at 1515 Canterbury Boulevard in Altus and is a 128-bed skilled nursing facility specializing in rehabilitation and long-term resident centered care.
According to Willis, “The lighting upgrade project reduced the nursing home’s energy demand by 23.7 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, them, the 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 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.