Conserving energy and saving on costs earns CKTC a hefty PSO rebate

December 14, 2018

Conserving energy and saving on costs earns CKTC a hefty PSO rebate

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David Darnell accepts a $7,000 rebate on behalf of CKTC from Max Seibold with PSO.

While there lingers controversy over who said, “Everything is energy, and that’s all there is to it,” one thing is sure: Caddo Kiowa Technology Center is committed to conserving their energy through Public Service of Oklahoma’s Peak Performers program. Peak Performers is an energy management service that rewards businesses and organizations for reducing their electricity use during peak usage times.

Facility and Maintenance Director David Darnell reported that CKTC established a baseline for utility costs in FY2016, and in the last two years has saved over $22,000. For CKTC’s success in the program, Darnell (on behalf of the tech center) recently accepted a $7,000 rebate from Max Seibold, a Customer Account Manager at PSO.

Darnell said a crucial part of CKTC’ success is the diligence of the staff and everyone doing their part.

I’m really proud of what we are doing
to save energy and money on campus.

The rebate, along with money saved by being more energy efficient, all go back into the tech center’s general fund. And already, staff and administrators are looking into more practices to continue improving their efforts.

For over half a century, CKTC has provided career training, business and industry services and leadership programs to a rural district in southwest Oklahoma. Opportunities at CKTC range from business and health to science and transportation trades. Additionally, CKTC offers customized workplace training and short-term training. More information about CKTC is available online at or by calling 405.643.5511. CKTC is a proud member of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, which provides leadership and resources and assures standards of excellence for a comprehensive statewide system of career and technology education. The system offers programs and services in 29 technology center districts.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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