Tag Archives: OG&E

DDRC approves Stage Center demolition

With millions of dollars in estimated deferred maintenance and no party with the resources to save it, Rainey Williams, president of Kestrel Investments, purchased Stage Center, located at 400 W. Sheridan Ave., from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation in 2013 for $4.275 million. The sale was after a request for proposal by the foundation to save

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Only a year removed from earning the title of best electric utility company in America by one trade publication, OG&E is one of Oklahoma’s most successful companies. Now, in his added role as the chairman of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, Delaney will be asked to share what he has learned with businesses all across

City names convention center short list

Those teams on the short list, which includes Oklahoma City-based and out-of-state firms,  include: Denver-based Fentress Architects and TAParchitecture; Frankfurt Short Bruza and Atlanta-based tvsdesign; Kansas City, Mo.-based HNTB Architecture and Rees; and Kansas City, Mo.-based Populous and GSB Inc. Fourteen proposals were under consideration. The selection was just one piece of the ongoing process

OG&E requests conservation to ease demand on system

The company serves more than 792,000 electric customers in Oklahoma and western Arkansas. While OG&E officials say they don’t anticipate any problems, despite the company’s system working daily at maximum output, they’re proceeding with caution. “And now with schools opening and adding to the electric load, we’re asking customers to conserve where they can,” said

Results confirm smart technology helps reduce peak energy use

The company will present its preliminary findings Jan. 24, at DistribuTECH, one of the utility industry’s leading smart grid conferences and expositions, in San Antonio. A snapshot of the results includes: -2011 study results confirm the company’s findings from the 2010 study. -Groups that included a Programmable Communicating Thermostat (PCT) and a Variable Peak Price

City council moves ahead with $252 million for convention center

The measure has been hotly debated by council members and committees charged with planning for the MAPS projects after some say voters were told the convention center would be $280 million, while others insist it was clear from the start that $30 million of that amount was intended to relocate a utility substation. MAPS consultant

OG&E seeks to upgrade meter technology, decrease costs

OG&E recently filed an application with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission seeking approval to install smart meters and related technology across the company’s Oklahoma service area. OG&E has already been given approval to install 42,000 smart meters in Norman. If the commission approves the plan, OG&E will install more than 600,000 smart meters in Oklahoma in

OG&E selects additional partners for Smart Grid program

OG&E announced Dec. 11 it has entered into agreements with industry leaders Corix Utilities Inc.; EnergyICT; Comverge, Inc.; Silver Spring Networks, and Global Energy Partners to provide critical elements of its Positive EnergySmart Grid Program scheduled to begin in Norman in 2010. OG&E will use smart grid technology to reduce operations costs and provide customers