Public Service Company of Oklahoma
Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Energy Efficiency Program Delivery
Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) has served Oklahoma's electric energy needs since 1913, serving approximately 540,000 customers in 232 cities and towns across Oklahoma. During 2015, PSO’s residential customers were able to participate in a variety of compelling energy efficiency program options. PSO’s enhanced program designs achieved record participation levels, exceeding the residential portfolio savings goals. User-friendly online submission tools, Find-A-Service/Provider/Retailer tool, and workflow and database tools enabled higher participation levels while providing simplicity and ease of use. PSO is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence recognition for its regional leadership in energy efficiency and its support of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES). Key 2015 accomplishments include:
- Opening its HPwES program to multifamily properties with incentives provided directly to the developer/property owner at a third of the usual rate to encourage participation.
- Working with local Native American tribes and Housing Authorities to bring the program to the rural, low-income community, and renters that do not have the income or opportunity to improve the functionality of their homes.
- Issuing Certificates of Completion, a documentation of efficiency improvements, to every homeowner when they complete a HPwES project. Homeowners are encouraged to file the Certificate with other legal documents when reselling their home to improve its value.
- Expanding the reach and participation in the HPwES program by recruiting 12 new contractors, generating more than 13,000 visits to its web page, and promoting the program to industry allies and Home and Garden Shows.
- Completing 3,055 HPwES projects in 2015, a 68-percent increase compared to 2014.
- Providing incentives for more than 750 ENERGY STAR certified homes, a projected 18-percent growth rate compared to 2014.