Lighten the Load

The Lighten the Load Project is a lighting upgrade project for local Ponca City industries to participate in upgrading old T-12 florescent, high pressure sodium or metal halide lighting to the newest T-8, T-5 fluorescent and LED technology. These upgrades have saved as much as sixty five percent on lighting energy usage.   Each participating company in this program is given a free lighting audit to assess usage and lighting needs.  After the audit, a presentation to the company includes lighting schematics, energy rebates being offered by the City of Ponca City and Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) for energy reduction and total cost of the project for the company.  If the company does not have the upfront capital for the project, a local bank offers project loans based on the future energy savings as collateral.   These lighting updates, to date, have cut six million Kilowatt hours and saved our companies over $500,000 in utility costs.

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