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Updated April 2015
Oklahoma utilities budgeted over $80 million in 2013 for energy efficiency and load management programs.
What public-purpose-funded energy efficiency programs are available in my state?
Oklahoma has no public-purpose-funded energy efficiency programs.
What utility energy efficiency programs are available to me?
Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OGE) offers various rebates through their Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Program. Rebates may cover 20-30% of the replacement costs of motors, HVAC (including chillers), and compressed air systems. Rebates through OGE’s Commercial Lighting program are based on first-year savings and usually cover 30-40% of lighting improvement costs. Lighting products covered include controls and sensors, LEDs, and other energy-efficient lighting products for retrofits and new construction.
AEP Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) offers engineering services to identify energy efficiency opportunities and financial incentives for installing HVAC, lighting, kitchen equipment and custom measures in existing facilities and new construction projects.
CenterPoint Energy offers rebates to commercial and industrial customers for a variety of efficient natural gas equipment, including boilers and boiler components, other heating systems, water heaters, food service equipment, and electric-to-gas fuel switching.
Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority offers matching funds for customers who implement energy-saving measures that reduce electric demand. Qualifying equipment includes NEMA Premium motors, efficient LED or fluorescent lighting, ground-source heat pumps, and high-efficiency chillers and food service equipment.
What load management/demand response options are available to me?
OGE offers several large business rates for load management:
The Time of Use Program offers lower total electricity costs for facilities that are able to reduce electricity use during peak hours (2 p.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, June 1 through September 30) or shift load to off-peak hours, when the rate is substantially lower.
The Day Ahead Pricing Program available to customers with maximum demand of at least 200 kW, allows customers to be credited or charged, based upon day-ahead notification of hourly energy prices, for usage below or above a pre-determined customer baseline load profile.
The Load Reduction Program is available to customers with annual on-peak maximum demand of at least 200 kW who can curtail load when notified of peak events by OGE. The customer chooses the amount of demand reduction and receives a billing discount for the pledged reduction. The rider is available in conjunction with the Day Ahead Pricing tariff, subject to special conditions.
What distributed energy resource options are available to me?
The Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) provides information on programs that offer incentives for renewable distributed generation.
Are there energy efficiency programs sponsored by the state government?
No state energy efficiency programs are currently available to federal customers. For information on future opportunities, contact the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.
What additional opportunities are available to me?
Federal customers whose utilities have area-wide contracts through GSA (e.g., OGE Energy Corp. and CenterPoint Energy Resources) may be able to take advantage of 3rd-party financed energy efficiency projects called utility energy services contracts (UESCs). Information is available in GSA’s Energy Division Library. Federal facilities should contact their account executive to determine the level of each utility's participation.