Columbus – The Town of Berlin, Maryland, recently joined American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) as the organization’s 131st member. AMP now has members in nine states.
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.
Berlin becomes the first member from the state of Maryland.
“Expanding the AMP membership benefits all members, new and old,” AMP President/CEO Marc Gerken said. “Following criteria established by the AMP Board of Trustees several years ago, we have strategically grown the membership base, bringing additional strength through diversity and increased load. Since 2000, AMP’s membership has grown by over 60 percent creating the beneficial economies of scale in power supply and dispatch operations. Throughout the course of their due diligence process regarding AMP membership, the Town of Berlin staff and their legal and technical consultants have been extremely professional to work with, and we look forward to continuing to work closely with them as we develop their power supply strategies going forward.”
“We’re excited about partnering with other municipal electric utilities to provide even better services to our community. Joining AMP gets us access to resources that we wouldn’t have otherwise,” said Mayor Gee Williams.
Located in Worcester County (eastern Maryland), Berlin has a population of approximately 4,500. In 2014, Berlin was named Budget Travel’s Coolest Small Town in America. The electric system was established in 1907 and serves 2,455 total meters with a 2013 peak of 11,579 kW.
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