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.

Ohio Municipal Electric Association (OMEA) staff members review certain state and federal legislative proposals for their potential to affect municipal electric systems. Assisted by legislative and legal counsel, the staff examines such bills in detail and tracks their progress through the legislative process. Staff members 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, assistant vice president of government affairs and publications, at 614.540.1111 or mbeirne@amppartners.org.

Parallel to legislative efforts, the AMP staff and counsel also closely follow 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 Randy Corbin, senior director of energy policy and sustainability, at 614.540.1111 or rcorbin@amppartners.org.

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 John W. Bentine, senior vice president/general counsel, at 614.540.6408 or jbentine@amppartners.org, Rachel N. Gerrick, deputy general counsel, at 614.540.6408 or rgerrick@amppartners.org, or Lisa G. McAlister, deputy general counsel – FERC/RTO, at 614.540.6408 or lmcalister@amppartners.org.