COLUMBUS, OH: American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) has received the Energy Innovator Award in recognition of the Public Power Electric Vehicle (EV) Planning Toolkit and Guidebook. Presented by the American Public Power Association (APPA), AMP is one of three 2020 recipients of this prestigious national award.
“We do our best to help our member communities prepare for the changes that are affecting our industry, and it is nice to see our efforts affirmed by our peers in public power,” said AMP President and CEO Jolene Thompson. “I am proud of the results that AMP and our member communities have seen from this toolkit and I hope that it continues to serve as a trustworthy guide for our members well into the future.”
The Public Power EV Planning Toolkit and Guidebook was created by AMP in partnership with the Smart Electric Power Alliance and AMP’s Focus Forward Advisory Council (FFAC) EV sub-group, a member-driven effort designed to explore the impacts of EV technologies and provide guidance and recommendations on their adoption. The project was funded through the APPA’s Demonstration of Energy and Efficiency Developments (DEED) program and is available to all APPA DEED members.
“As the EV sector continues to emerge, it has become a significant area of focus that we are all trying to stay well informed of,” stated FFAC Chair and Westerville Electric Utility Manager Chris Monacelli. “The Public Power EV Planning Toolkit and Guidebook provides a helpful, intuitive resource for public power utilities and communities of all sizes, no matter how developed your EV infrastructure may be.”
The Energy Innovator Award recognizes utility programs that have demonstrated advances in the development or application of creative, energy-efficient techniques or technologies, provide better service to electric customers or projects that increase the efficiency of utility operations or resource efficiency. Judging criteria also includes transferability and takes into account project scope in relation to utility size.