By purchasing power through a municipal electric system, your home or business will enjoy benefits such as competitive rates, reliable power and responsive service. Through your local elected or appointed officials, the system is directly accountable to customers like you.
Before the turn of the 20th century, local governments formed the first municipal electric systems to provide reliable, responsive, not-for-profit electric service to their communities. Today, more than 2,000 nonprofit, community-owned power systems serve more than 45 million Americans, or about 14 percent of the people and businesses in the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa.
Municipal electric systems exist in 49 states (there are no systems in Hawaii). Within AMP’s current service area, there are 87 municipally-owned electric utilities in Ohio, 43 in Michigan, 30 in Kentucky, 35 in Pennsylvania, 17 in Virginia, nine in Delaware and two in West Virginia.
AMP recognizes that electricity not generated—because it is not used—yields the greatest environmental benefit. Reducing electricity demand through innovative conservation efforts and efficiency improvements will conserve natural resources as well as reduce emissions. AMP has partnered with the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation to create a third-party business named Efficiency Smart to offer energy efficiency services to subscribing members. Efficiency Smart commenced operations in January 2011 and reached 85 percent of its three-year savings goal by the end of the second year of operation. The program currently serves 49 members and was chosen to be a 2011 finalist in the ‘Energy Efficiency Program of the Year’ category by Platts Energy Week. More information on this program can be found at www.efficiencysmart.org.
AMP is committed to reducing the overall emissions profile of our electric generating systems.
Emission reductions can be achieved through supply-side or end-use efficiency improvements, addition of lower- or zero-emission technologies (including renewables), conservation activities and creation of emission offsets.