Newsroom Archive

  • AMP Selects Jolene Thompson as new President and CEO


    Published on: 02/20/2020
    American Municipal Power, Inc.’s (AMP) Board of Trustees announced today that Jolene Thompson has been named as AMP’s new President and CEO. Thompson takes the reins from longtime President and CEO Marc Gerken, who has led the organization for nearly two decades and announced his retirement in April of 2019. She is the first woman to lead the multi-state nonprofit corporation, which owns and operates electric facilities that provide generation, transmission and distribution of electric power and energy to its members.

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  • AMP Announces Promotions; Blair Named Vice President


    Published on: 10/21/2019
    American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) is pleased to announce that Andrew Blair has been promoted to vice president of financial planning and analysis. AMP also promoted Tom Sillasen to assistance vice president of energy accounting and reporting.

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  • Paul Beckhusen Joins AMP as Senior Vice President of Power Supply Operations and Energy Marketing


    Published on: 10/03/2019
    American Municipal Power Inc. (AMP) is pleased to announce that Paul Beckhusen has joined AMP as senior vice president of power supply operations and energy marketing.

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  • New Leadership for the AMP Board of Trustees


    Published on: 10/01/2019
    Jeff Brediger, director of utilities for the City of Orrville, was elected Chair of the 21-member American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) Board of Trustees during the 2019 AMP/OMEA Annual Conference in Columbus.

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  • 2019 AMP/OMEA Annual Conference


    Published on: 09/30/2019
    More than 375 participants took part in the 2019 American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP)/Ohio Municipal Electric Association (OMEA) Annual Conference, held in Columbus, Sept. 23-25.​

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  • OMEA Holds Annual Meeting and Board Elections


    Published on: 09/26/2019
    The Ohio Municipal Electric Association (OMEA) recently held elections for the organization’s Board of Directors and Board leadership. The elections took place during the American Municipal Power, Inc./OMEA Annual Conference, held Sept. 23-25 in Columbus.

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  • Mike DeFinis Receives Prestigious AMP Seven Hats Award


    Published on: 09/25/2019
    Mike DeFinis, borough manager for the Borough of Hatfield, is the 2019 recipient of the AMP Seven Hats Award.

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  • PMEA Announces Appointment of New Executive Director


    Published on: 09/12/2019
    The Pennsylvania Municipal Electric Association (PMEA) Board of Directors announced the appointment of Diane Bosak as executive director.

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  • AMP Hosts Successful Sixth Annual Lineworkers Rodeo ​


    Published on: 08/27/2019
    American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) hosted electric lineworkers from within its membership for the Sixth Annual AMP Lineworkers Rodeo.

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  • AMP Celebrates National Hydropower Day


    Published on: 08/23/2019
    American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) celebrates the long history and distinct advantages of hydropower.

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  • Miller Honored with AMP DNA Award


    Published on: 06/20/2019
    Erin Miller has been recognized as the American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) 2019 DNA Award recipient. Miller is the director of energy policy and sustainability, and has been with the Columbus-based organization since 2017.

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  • AMP Members Honored with National Awards


    Published on: 06/17/2019
    Danville Utilities, a public power utility serving approximately 42,000 customers and an American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) Board of Trustees member, received the E.F. Scattergood System Achievement Award; and Paducah Power System, a public power utility serving approximately 23,000 customers and an AMP Board of Trustees member, was honored with the Community Service Award.

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  • Schlichting Honored with American Public Power Association Award


    Published on: 06/17/2019
    Kimberly Schlichting, chief operating officer and senior vice president of power supply at Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC), was named the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Mark Crisson Leadership and Managerial Excellence Award during the American Public Power Association (APPA) national conference in Austin, Texas, on June 12.

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  • APPA Names Jolene Thompson Board Chair-Elect


    Published on: 06/13/2019
    Jolene Thompson, executive vice president of American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) and executive director of the Ohio Municipal Electric Association, was named chair-elect of the American Public Power Association (APPA) Board of Directors during the organization’s annual conference, June 7-12 in Austin, Texas.

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  • AMP Offers Electrical Safety Tips and Reminders


    Published on: 05/10/2019
    May is National Electrical Safety Month and American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) offers these safety tips.

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  • AMP Awards Scholarships to Graduating High School Seniors


    Published on: 04/30/2019
    American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) has announced the 2019 recipients of two scholarship programs administered by the organization.

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  • AMP and Members Receive National Recognition for Achievements in Safety


    Published on: 04/26/2019
    American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) and several member utilities were recognized for excellence in safety at the American Public Power Association's (APPA) 2019 Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 1-3.​

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  • Annual AMP Technical Services Conference a Success


    Published on: 04/24/2019
    American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) concluded another successful annual Technical Services Conference this week with dozens of participants from several member communities. The conference was held in Columbus April 23 and 24.

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  • AMP Members Receive National Attention for Excellence in Reliability


    Published on: 04/24/2019
    Several American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) member utilities were awarded Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) recognition from the American Public Power Association (APPA) during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 1-3.

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  • AMP President and CEO Marc Gerken Will Retire Next Year After 20 Years of Leadership


    Published on: 04/18/2019
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) announced today that longtime President and CEO Marc Gerken will retire next year after leading the organization for nearly two decades. He will remain in his role and fully engaged as the search for his replacement takes place.

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