AMP and its members are committed to clean energy and conservation. As an organization, we have a number of projects in place to help us carry out this important initiative.

AMP offers a number of programs to its member communities that help them reduce the environmental impacts of their operations.

We are committed to the development of renewable and environmentally friendly generation resources. Working with individual communities and joint ventures of several member communities, the organization has led the way in the use of renewable technology. Read more about our renewable generation projects.

For more information about renewable generation, please contact Kent Carson, senior director of media relations & communications programs, at 614.540.1111 or kcarson@amppartners.org.

The Ohio Energy Project (OEP) is a nonprofit organization that assists teachers in providing energy education in the classroom. AMP promotes and sponsors this program at the state level for municipal electric community school systems. There are 21 AMP member communities participating in this project.

For more information about OEP, please contact Karen Ritchey, manager of communication programs, at 614.540.0933 or kritchey@amppartners.org.

The Demonstration of Energy Efficient Developments (DEED) program is the only research and development program funded by and for public power utilities. American Public Power Association’s DEED program fills a vital niche for public power. All AMP member communities who are also APPA members are members of the DEED program.

DEED encourages activities that promote energy innovation, improve efficiencies and lower costs of energy to public power customers. Every year, the DEED Board allocates grants up to $75,000 to DEED member utilities for their research and $4,000 and $5,000 student research grants and internships to university students. DEED members have direct access to the DEED Project Database, a repository for all information on DEED projects since the program’s inception. DEED members may search the database to find and print final reports and summaries of DEED funded projects. DEED members also have the opportunity to purchase APPA publications and attend APPA webinars at a discounted rate.

For additional information about the DEED program, please visit the APPA website, www.publicpower.org. For assistance in completing an application, AMP member communities can contact Alice Wolfe, assistant vice president of power supply planning and alternative generation, at 614.540.1111 or awolfe@amppartners.org.

AMP offers an Environmental Stewardship Award to member communities that have made significant efforts in the environmental, conservation, renewable generation, and/or recycling areas. Projects can include, but are not limited to, CFL giveaways, mercury collection and recycling, household hazardous waste collection day, urban forestry programs and community-wide recycling programs.

For more information about this award, please contact Karen Ritchey, manager of communication programs, at 614.540.0933 or kritchey@amppartners.org.