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Frequently Asked Questions - Energy Management

OG&E offers incentives for energy efficiency upgrades and retrofits. For more information on how you can make your projects pay for themselves, visit OG&E's building efficiency page.

  • An incandescent lamp is a better heater than a light, with nearly 90% of the input energy being converted and lost in waste heat.
  • ENERGY STAR qualified CFLs use 75% less energy than a standard incandescent bulb and last up to 10 times longer.
  • A CFL can save more than $40 in electricity costs over its lifetime
  • Although CFLs cost 3–10 times more than comparable incandescent bulbs, they last 6–15 times as long (6,000–15,000 hours).

A geothermal heat pump is a central heating (and/or cooling system) that "pumps" heat from the ground for use to heat homes and facilities.

Due to higher costs per-unit than the baseline year, energy savings are sometimes seen as a 'cost-avoided' instead of actual dollars saved.

Renewable Energy is energy generated from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat, which are all naturally replenished. Renewable Energy sources most often used are: Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Water (hydropower) and Biomass which includes wood and wood waste, municipal solid waste, landfill and biogas, ethanol, and biodiesel.