The Magazine of American Municipal Power, Inc. and its Member Communities

Because You Belong

About AMP

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February 2023

By Zachary Hoffman, Manager of Communications and Publications

AMP is a nonprofit joint action organization formed under Ohio Revised Code Chapter 1702 as a nonprofit corporation in 1971. AMP operates on a cooperative nonprofit basis for the mutual benefit of its members, all of which own and/or operate municipal electric utility systems that include distribution facilities generation assets. AMP also owns and operates electric facilities on behalf of its members with the purpose of providing generation, transmission and distribution of electric power and energy to its members.

By coordinating, negotiating and developing power-supply options and interconnection agreements, AMP is able to purchase wholesale electric power and energy and sell it to members at rates based on the cost and dispatch fees.

The organization also develops alternate power resources to best meet members’ short- and long-term needs. Operating an energy control center 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, AMP is always on demand to serve its member communities.

In addition, AMP provides a wide range of other services and programs to members on a cooperative, nonprofit basis for the mutual benefit of all member communities. AMP has also received letters from the Internal Revenue Service to the effect that AMP is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(12) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, that its income is excludable from federal income tax under Section 115 of the Code, that it may issue on behalf of its members obligations the interest on which is excludible from the gross income of holders thereof for federal income tax purposes, and that it is a wholly owned instrumentality of its members with the consequence that use of tax-exempt financed facilities by AMP will not result in private use.

The mission, vision and values play a vital role in the everyday work and strategic planning of the organization. To learn more about AMP’s commitment to its values, please click here.

AMP Board of Trustees

The American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) Board of Trustees consists of 22 AMP members with 21 elected by the members or subgroups of members and AMP member Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation, on behalf of its eight member systems. Each such elected member then appoints a person to represent it on the Board.

The Board of Trustees meets monthly, most often at the AMP offices in Columbus, Ohio.

See the current board members on the Board of Trustees page of the AMP website.

AMP Executive Management Team

AMP is led by President/CEO Jolene Thompson and an experienced executive management team.

See a list of AMP’s executive management team and their bios on the Leadership page of the AMP website.

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AMP Generation

Municipal electric systems invest in power plants and other generation assets to control costs and insulate customers from price fluctuations associated with energy and capacity markets.

AMP and its member communities own and operate a number of facilities that generate power. Member communities participate in ownership of individual assets according to their unique needs and priorities. For information about AMP’s generation interests, view the following pages:

Member Communities

AMP is owned and governed by 133 members — 132 member communities in Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, and one joint action agency in Delaware.

Each of AMP’s member communities operates its own municipal electric system to serve local residents and businesses, and AMP’s job is to provide each with the proper levels of power from their preferred sources. AMP also provides a wide range of other services on a cooperative, nonprofit basis for the mutual benefit of all member communities.

AMP members vary widely, from Cleveland Public Power — the largest municipally owned electric utility in Ohio, serving an urban base of more than 70,000 customers — to boroughs, towns and villages with a few hundred customers.

Learn more on the Members page and Consumers page of the AMP website. Additionally, detailed information is available to members through the AMP Member Directory on the Member Extranet (login required).

For some interesting facts about our members, please visit our Member Spotlight archive. We regularly spotlight members in Amplifier and are continuously adding to the archives.

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AMP Staff

AMP employs more than 200 professionals in a diverse range of fields, including full-time staff at headquarters and generation facilities, as well as apprentices and interns. A full listing of AMP staff members, including bios and contact information, is available here on the Member Extranet (login required).