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Noble Research Institute Conserves Energy, Receives OGE Rebate

Energy conservation follows the Noble operating principle to be responsible stewards of environmental and economic resources.

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ARDMORE, Okla. — The Noble Research Institute recently received a $34,000 rebate from the Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OG&E) for saving 1.7 million kilowatt hours in 2018.

In 2017, the Noble Research Institute was chosen to participate in OG&E’s Continuous Energy Improvement (CEI) program. The program, administered by the energy-optimization company CLEAResult, provides resources and support to help businesses and organizations step up electricity conservation efforts and achieve significant savings in energy use and costs.

During the last two years, the Noble Research Institute has set up and conducted activities and training that engaged all employees in developing and implementing energy-saving measures. Noble set a 5 percent reduction goal in 2017 and has met it each year since.

As a result of this successful program, OG&E highlighted the Noble Research Institute in its “Growing Together” video series. The series also shares stories of other communities and commercial entities that partner with OG&E.

Noble’s mission supports sustainability of land resources and soil conservation for future generations. This permeates its activities from its laboratories to its research and demonstration farms.

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Noble receiving check from OG&EThe Noble Research Institute received a $34,000 rebate from the Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company for saving 1.7 million kilowatt hours in 2018. Pictured from left: Robert Lee, Rich Brown, Jeff Wood (OG&E), Charlie Canny, Jacob Bonner and Forrest McGee (OG&E).

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“The culture of what we do here at Noble is to solve challenges in the most efficient way possible. We often use our research and programs as examples, but it’s important to reflect these principles in our own operations. Sustainability in our operations is key for continued success.”
- Charlie Canny, Noble Research Institute director of facilities

“OG&E is a great partner in our efforts. They provide us with a roadmap to succeed and help us focus on our vision for sustainability.”
- Rich Brown, Noble Research Institute facility maintenance manager

Noble Research Institute, LLC (www.noble.org) is an independent nonprofit agricultural research organization dedicated to delivering solutions to great agricultural challenges. Headquartered in Ardmore, Oklahoma, Noble’s goal is to achieve regenerative land stewardship in grazing animal production with producer profitability. Achievement of this goal will be measured by farmers and ranchers profitably regenerating hundreds of millions of acres of U.S. grazing lands. Noble aims to remove, mitigate or help producers avoid the barriers that deter the lasting use of regenerative, profitable land management practices in grazing animal production.

Researchers, consultants, educators and ranch staff work together to give farmers and ranchers the skills and tools to regenerate the land in a profitable manner. Noble researchers and educators seek and deliver answers to producer questions concerning regenerative management of pasture and range environments, wildlife, pecan production, and livestock production. Regenerative management recognizes that each decision made on the ranch impacts the interactions of the soil, plants, water, animals and producers. Noble’s 14,000 acres of working ranch lands provide a living laboratory on which to demonstrate and practice regenerative principles and ideas to deliver value to farmers and ranchers across the U.S.

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J. Adam Calaway, Director of Communications and Public Relations
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