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Date: July 6, 2009

Mary Bea Drummond

Public Service Company of Oklahoma awards $8,886 to OSU Center for Health Sciences for energy conservation efforts

Pictured (left to right) Jim Hess, Ed.D., OSU CHS Vice President of Health Care Administration and COO, Lisa Puyear, DSM/EE coordinator, Stanley E. Grogg, D.O., OSU CHS Interim President, Steve Fate, PSO system liaison manager, and Rick McCraken, senior DSM/EE coordinator


OSU Center for Health Sciences has been awarded $8,886 for energy conservation efforts from Public Service Company of Oklahoma, a subsidiary of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP). Representatives from PSO presented the check to OSU-CHS interim president and dean Stanley E. Grogg, D.O., on July 6 at the main campus. OSU-CHS will use the funds to defray costs of an energy audit with Johnson Controls, conducted to determine ways to reduce heating, cooling and lighting costs. OSU-CHS expects to realize annual savings in excess of $200,000 through this initiative.

"Energy costs are a significant expense for any institution, particularly one with older systems such as ours. We're delighted to receive this recognition from PSO that our efforts are on track to become a more energy-efficient operation," says Dr. Grogg.