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July 2004 - Another five municipal utilities served by the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) now offer a wind energy option to their retail customers. Approximately 15,000 residential and business customers served by the municipal utilities of Tonkawa, Altus, Frederick, Okeene, and Prague can purchase wind energy in 100-kWh increments each month for $1.80, or a rate premium of 1.8¢/kWh. Participating customers are exempt from monthly fuel cost charges and must agree to enroll in the program for a minimum of six months.

OMPA receives half of the output of the 102-MW Oklahoma Wind Energy Center located in northwestern Oklahoma. Edmond Electric Power was the first OMPA member to offer wind energy to its customers, when it launched its pure&simple program in January. To date, about 2% of the utility's customers have enrolled.

News Release - Headline: OMPA Wind Turbines Go Online to Provide Wind Energy (PDF 36 KB)
Additional Information - OMPA Wind Generation Data

OMPA Contact: Drake Rice (405) 340-5047
Edmond Contact: Bob Corff (405) 216-7660

February 2004 - Edmond Electric, a municipal utility serving 31,300 electricity customers outside of Oklahoma City, is the first utility member of the Oklahoma Municipal Power Association (OMPA) to announce a wind power purchase option for its electricity customers. Through the pure&simple wind power program, customers can purchase wind energy in 100-kWh increments for $1.80, or a premium of 1.8¢/kWh. Customers can also purchase wind energy for their entire monthly electricity use. The wind energy purchases are exempt from the utility's monthly fuel-cost charge, which lowers the effective wind energy premium to 1¢/kWh under the current fuel-cost structure.

The power supply for the program comes from OMPA's 51-MW wind energy project located in northwestern Oklahoma. A number of other OMPA utility members plan to offer the product as well.

News Release - Edmond Electric's Wind Power Program Provides An Environmentally-Friendly Energy Choice - 2/12/2004

News Release - OMPA Wind Turbines Go Online to Provide Wind Energy (PDF 61 KB) Download Acrobat Reader

Edmond Electric Contact: Charlie Burgett (405) 216-7660
OMPA Contact: Drake Rice (405) 340-5047

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