Columbus – The city of Paris, Kentucky, has joined American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) as the organization’s 133rd member and fifth member community from the Commonwealth.
The utility’s application to join AMP was approved by the AMP Board of Trustees following extensive financial review and based on established criteria for the acceptance of new members.
“We look forward to working with Paris and being a partner in their efforts to provide reliable, cost-effective power supply to their residents and businesses,” said AMP President/CEO Marc Gerken. “These attributes are the hallmark of locally owned public power systems and AMP is proud of our partnership with municipal utilities in nine states. Membership growth is guided by criteria developed by the AMP Board of Trustees to ensure the addition of new members benefits the organization as a whole and we welcome this latest expansion.”
Located in Bourbon County (north central Kentucky), Paris has a population of approximately 9,700. The electric system serves 3,098 total meters with a 2014 peak of 16,234 kW.
AMP is a leader in wholesale energy supply and value-added member services for publicly-owned electric utilities. The organization was formed in 1971 with 26 members, all from Ohio, and has grown substantially both in membership and in services offered.
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