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Edmond's Sunflower Market gets electric rebate check

Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority awards Edmond's Sunflower Farmers Market a $14,300 rebate check for upgrading lighting during its renovation of a building at 24 E Second St.
by Diana Baldwin Published: May 9, 2012
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— Sunflower Farmers Market has been awarded a $14,300 rebate check from Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority's Demand and Energy Efficiency Program (DEEP) for upgrading the lighting in its renovated building at 24 E Second St.

“The lighting upgrade project reduced Sunflower Farmers Market store's electrical demand by 106.8 (kilowatts) and will save over 650,000 (kilowatt hours) of energy annually,” said Tom Willis, the power authority's member services energy engineer.

DEEP assists the authority's 39 member cities with their qualified customers to reduce electrical service energy demands and costs. The program provides rebates to commercial and industrial customers that implement retrofits that reduce their demand at peak times.

“The reduction of these demands helps keep energy rates as low as possible for our member cities and delays the need to add additional Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority generation capacity to the system,” Willis said. “This allows 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.”

by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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