COLUMBUS: Nearly 425 participants took part in the 2014 AMP/OMEA Conference held in Columbus Oct. 27-30. Navigating the Industry was the theme of this year’s conference and attendees had the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of discussions and informational sessions.
Following the Conference Opening Session with AMP President/CEO Marc Gerken, AMP and OMEA welcomed Sue Kelly, president and CEO of the American Public Power Association, with a presentation regarding some of the priority issues facing public power. During the conference, participants were able to attend panel discussions regarding proposed U.S. EPA Greenhouse Gas Rules, PJM reliability and pricing, energy efficiency, customer-sited generation and the importance of joint action. There were also sessions covering topics such as NERC’s Reliability Assurance Initiative, cyber security, electric and gas scheduling, utility credit outlook, capacity markets and demand response, new OSHA regulations, state and federal legislative updates and other sessions that covered the complexities and myriad regulations confronting the energy industry. AMP and the OMEA would like to thank all of the outstanding speakers participating in this year’s conference.
In addition to the many sessions and events, AMP, OMEA, and the various project participants held membership meetings throughout the four-day annual conference.
AMP 7 Hats Award
Pam Lucas, village manager for the Village of Montpelier, Ohio and a member of the AMP Board of Trustees, was named recipient of the prestigious 7 Hats Award during the Awards Banquet on Oct. 29. Initiated in 1966 to recognize utility managers who serve smaller communities, the AMP 7 Hats Award is given annually to an administrator in communities of less than 2,500 electric meters. Award winners show skill in seven areas: planning and design, administration, public relations, field supervision, accounting, personnel or employee direction, and community leadership.
Awards were also given to individuals and communities in the categories of environmental stewardship, finance, innovation, public power promotion, safety, and system improvement.
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AMP Seven Hats Award winner Pam
Montpelier village manager and
AMP Board member