AMP offers its members a variety of technical services to help them improve the quality of service they offer their customers.
The Circuit Rider program offers AMP member communities the services of an experienced, qualified field superintendent. Our energy services consultants offer guidance to municipal employees and expertise on electric system operation and maintenance.
This service can also provide smaller communities with assistance or training on a scheduled or special-project basis on such topics as capital improvements, equipment troubleshooting, safety and system design or mapping.
Through its technical services department, AMP is able to assist member communities with their electric system design, construction and project management needs. Some of the services offered are:
AMP provides assistance to member communities in managing their environmental concerns. Permitting, monitoring and compliance audits form the core services for this program.
AMP personnel will assist member communities in meeting their permitting obligations for new projects. Services include air quality dispersion modeling, completion of construction and operating permits for air emission sources, fee emission reports and compliance certifications.
On-site compliance audits are required to meet state and federal Environmental Protection Agency standards, this is another service that can be provided by AMP staff. In a detailed look at the member community’s operations, staff members will audit both records and the municipal electric system’s physical plant to ensure they meet EPA requirements.
Staff members can also work with member communities on spill planning and prevention. Services include detailed planning for prevention and containment of oil spills, spill response training of member personnel and management of PCBs.
AMP provides assistance on power sitting studies, including the required air monitoring report, environmental project management, and analysis of proposed environmental laws and regulations.
The Forestry Program can help AMP member communities reduce electrical outages and increase reliability by removing tree limbs or entire trees that have the potential of contacting energized lines. Individual services include:
AMP’s Mutual Aid Program is a network of municipal electric systems that quickly and effectively provide needed assistance to member municipal systems when utility emergencies occur that are too widespread to be handled by one system alone.
Be it a tornado, snow or ice storm, flood or fire, participants in this program stand ready to assist participating communities. Member systems desiring mutual aid need only make one phone call to AMP’s 24-hour Energy Control Center, and help will be on the way.
Participation in the program is voluntary and is enacted by passage of an ordinance in participating member communities.
Additional information on sector coordinators, directions to a community or host community responsibilities can be found on the website of the city of Wadsworth, Ohio.
AMP’s computerized mapping program can help member municipal electric systems maintain a more accurate inventory of their physical assets, plan system expansions and upgrades, and more easily deal with outages.
Our field personnel and engineering technicians can provide full mapping services for your electrical distribution system, including field surveys, marking and complete sets of maps for utility department use. GIS or AutoCAD system maps can be created for use on their own or in conjunction with a facilities database.
The Training Advisory Committee was formed in an effort to increase the training that AMP provides. Technical training is a key ingredient in the ability of member utility personnel to achieve and maintain a high degree of reliability in customer service. AMP technical training focuses on giving utility personnel the knowledge and tools to improve reliability. Topics will include national classes like those presented by the American Public Power Association and other vendors as well as classes developed in house. Training topics vary from year to year and suggested topics are welcomed. Future topics include:
Often referred to as “climbing school,” these one-week courses are held at AMP’s headquarters in Columbus, each spring and fall. The program has four levels: Basic I, Basic II, Intermediate, and Advanced. At each level, the course curriculum includes a mix of field experience and classroom work.