Affiliate of the Month
Public power organizations and industry professionals affiliated with Hometown Connections help promote our products and services to APPA members within their state or region. Each month, we profile an affiliate in recognition of their service to Hometown Connections and the APPA membership.
AMERICAN MUNICIPAL POWER, INC.
American Municipal Power (AMP) is the nonprofit wholesale power supplier and services provider for 130 members, including 129 member municipal electric systems in six states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Virginia, Kentucky and West Virginia, as well as the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation. Combined, these publicly-owned utilities serve nearly 625,000 customers. Formed in 1971, AMP is headquartered in Columbus, with approximately 150 employees at headquarters and generating facilities. The organization is governed by a 20-member Board of Trustees, comprised of member officials.
AMP’s mission is to develop, manage and supply diverse, competitively priced, reliable wholesale energy to public power members through strategic partnerships, member-focused relationships and a diversified power supply resource mix. AMP built and operates the Belleville Hydroelectric Plant, and the American Municipal Power Wind Farm – Ohio’s first utility scale wind generation facility.
In addition to power supply, the organization offers a variety of services to member utilities to assist in their service to customers. These services include: engineering, financial, environmental, generation, legal, mutual aid coordination, safety training, public relations and other support services.
AMP is currently embarking on an aggressive generation asset development effort that is designed to reduce member communities’ current overexposure to the wholesale electric market. These projects will yield a balanced, responsible generation portfolio, with predictable, below market rates. AMP members’ power supply portfolios will be on average approximately 20 percent renewable by 2015.
The AMP website is http://amppartners.org/.
AMP’S HOMETOWN CONNECTIONS CONTACT
The primary Hometown Connections contact for AMP is Alice Wolfe.
Assistant Vice President of Power Supply Planning and Alternative Generation, Alice Wolfe, has been with AMP since November 2009. In this time she has coordinated the PJM emergency demand response program, negotiated renewable energy agreements, and led construction of AMP’s first solar facility in Napoleon, Ohio. Prior to joining AMP, Alice spent 10 years at different manufacturing facilities, working in environment, health and safety, supervising quality control departments, and leading teams as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. She has a bachelors degree from Case Western Reserve University and a masters from Yale University.
Alice can be reached by phone at (614) 540-6389 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT HOMETOWN CONNECTIONS
“In addition to negotiating lower pricing, Hometown Connections helps AMP members by screening vendors for their commitment to public power and their ability to offer a service that brings real value. We find HCI vendors to have a better understanding of public power’s unique needs. AMP is pleased to partner with Hometown Connections in offering this service to our 130 members.” — Alice Wolfe
Here is a full listing of public power organizations affiliated with Hometown Connections.