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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.

Posted Mar. 21, 2019

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.


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).


“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, the Noble Research Institute conducts fundamental, translational and applied research; offers no-cost consultation and education to farmers, ranchers and land managers; operates seven research and demonstration farms; and educates students of all ages about science and agriculture. The Noble Research Institute was founded by Lloyd Noble, an Oklahoma oilman and philanthropist, in 1945 as The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation to advance agriculture and land stewardship.

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J. Adam Calaway, Director of Communications and Public Relations
580-224-6209 | 580-224-6208 fax

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