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History

American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) was founded in 1971 when a group of municipally owned electric systems joined forces to lower costs and increase the reliability of their power supply to benefit their consumer-owners. Today, AMP has grown to serve 135 members across nine states. 

Mission, Vision and Values

Mission
To serve Members through public power joint action, innovative solutions, robust advocacy and cost-effective management of power supply and energy services.

Vision
To be public power’s trusted leader in providing Members and their customers the highest-quality, forward-looking services and solutions.

Values

  • Integrity - Be honest, fair, reliable, trustworthy and ethical.
  • Member Focus - Provide dedicated and professional support to all members in the AMP footprint.
  • Partnership - Collaborate to achieve common goals.
  • Employee Engagement - Commit to a diverse, inclusive, safe and supportive work environment.
  • Stewardship - Manage resources wisely and sustainably while striving for operational, financial and administrative excellence.
  • Innovation - Energize and inspire new and creative approaches that increase value to Members and Employees.
  • Accountability - Be responsive and communicate transparently and effectively.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

AMP values and appreciates the strengths afforded by the different attributes, characteristics and experiences of each employee. AMP is dedicated to creating an inclusive workplace made up of employees who strengthen AMP with their diverse talents and perspectives gained through their age, race, culture, color, disability, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, education, service to our country and unique personality.

AMP will continue to make a good faith effort to recruit and retain a diverse group of employees and will maintain its commitment to being an equal opportunity employer. In so doing, AMP and its employees can maximize their contributions to their community and those of AMP’s Members.

We are proud of AMP’s inclusive culture that supports every employee’s success and encourages an environment where they can feel challenged, appreciated, respected and engaged.

History

American Municipal Power, Inc. was founded with the purpose of providing the generation, transmission and distribution of electric power and energy to its members at lower costs with better reliability. This purpose is served by:

  • Joint ownership of electric facilities.
  • Pooled buying power in the energy markets.
  • Pursuing additional means of generating, transmitting and distributing electric power and energy.

Originally serving municipal electric utilities in Ohio, AMP has grown to serve public power communities in nine states.

Overview

AMP serves public power communities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana, Maryland and a joint action agency in Delaware. As a nonprofit corporation, it is owned and governed by our members, who are in turn owned and governed by their more than 650,000 customers.

AMP manages and supplies competitively priced, reliable wholesale power to member municipal electric systems. It purchases wholesale electric power and sells it to members at rates based on the purchase price and dispatch fees plus a small service fee. AMP also negotiates and coordinates power-supply options and interconnection agreements and operates an energy control center 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to serve its member communities.

AMP owns and manages a diverse array of power resources, allowing members to select the sources that best meet their unique needs. It owns/operates fossil fuel and renewable generation and is developing a number of other generation assets to meet members’ short- and long-term needs through a variety of joint ventures. AMP aggressively pursues an array of new power resources, including fossil fuels, hydroelectric, solar, wind and other forms of renewable energy.

AMP also provides a wide range of additional services on a cooperative, nonprofit basis for the mutual benefit of all member communities.

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