COLUMBUS, OH: American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP), today announced that the AMP IT team received the Top Digitalization Adoption Team Award from Power Magazine at the recent Experience POWER conference, an event that the magazine hosts to focus on the full energy value chain for the power industry.
The POWER Awards recognize leading innovators in the power generation industry, according to the magazine. Branndon Kelley, AMP’s senior vice president of technology and CIO, and the AMP IT team earned the award for their implementation of the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)/Smart City and Cybersecurity programs.
“Our selection committee felt the AMP group was very worthy of recognition, which led to them receiving POWER’s Top Digitalization Adoption Team award,” said Aaron Larson, executive editor of POWER Magazine.
The submission supporting the award nomination explained how the turnkey AMI/Smart City Program focuses on providing best-in-class, scalable technology, using joint action to drive down total cost of ownership and increase operational efficiency, creating a long-term, low-risk model for AMP members, providing enterprise-level technology support to AMP members and a clear expectation of return on investment. The nomination also detailed how AMP’s Cybersecurity Program — created in response to the ever-increasing threat of cyberattacks to both electric utilities and municipal governments — provides a 360-degree approach to assessing, mitigating and monitoring potential cyberthreats.
To find out more about the POWER Awards and see a list of all of the winners, visit the Experience POWER website. To learn more about AMP’s IT programs, visit www.amppartners.org.