Legislative, Regulatory & Legal

American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) works closely with the Ohio Municipal Electric Association (OMEA) on legislative issues at both the state and federal levels. The OMEA is the legislative liaison for Ohio municipal electric systems and provides legislative issue monitoring for AMP. AMP staff also work closely with member communities on the myriad of regulatory issues at both the state and federal levels.

Legislative

Ohio Municipal Electric Association (OMEA) staff review certain state and federal legislative proposals for their potential to affect municipal electric systems. Assisted by legislative and legal counsel, staff examines such bills in detail and tracks their progress through the legislative process. Staff and community officials meet with legislators, key legislative aides and agency officials, relating the organization’s position on important issues and fostering an awareness of the organization and its member municipal electric systems.

For more information on OMEA or legislative services, please contact Michael Beirne, vice president of external affairs, at 614.540.1111 or mbeirne@amppartners.org.

Regulatory

Parallel to legislative efforts, AMP closely follows regulatory actions that could have an effect on municipal electric systems. At the state, regional and federal level, AMP works closely with regulatory agencies that include the Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, state public utility commissions, regional transmission organizations, electric reliability councils and energy efficiency alliances.

When necessary, AMP intervenes in federal or state regulatory proceedings conducted by any state or federal regulatory agency whose decisions and activities affect member municipal electric systems.

For more information on regulatory services, please contact Lisa McAlister, general counsel for regulatory affairs, at 614.540.6408 or lmcalister@amppartners.org

Legal

AMP’s in house legal team provides an excellent resource to assist member systems and their local legal counsel in obtaining research and other information and assistance related to the legal needs of municipal electric systems. In addition, AMP may help municipal systems in funding and pursuing litigation in cases where there is a significant potential to impact many of AMP’s member systems. When necessary, AMP intervenes in regulatory proceedings at state utilities commissions, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and other state or federal regulatory agencies whose decisions and activities affect AMP or its members’ municipal electric systems.

For additional information, please contact Rachel Gerrick, general counsel for corporate affairs, at 614.540.6408 or rgerrick@amppartners.org, or Lisa McAlister, general counsel for regulatory affairs, at 614.540.6408 or lmcalister@amppartners.org.