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Painesville shoots down AMP energy program

PAINESVILLE — “During the past few months, American Municipal Power has worked to get its member cities to participate in its Fremont Energy Center project to meet their energy needs.

The city of Painesville will not be one of them.

Cities such as Cleveland and Cuyahoga Falls have recently voted to take part in the program, which utilizes a newly purchased 512-megawatt gas-fired generating station in Fremont, Ohio, and aims to give cities a better deal on power than current market values.

However, at the urging of city residents, Painesville City Council voted down the measure 6-0 at Monday’s meeting.

Residents voiced concerns that the 35-year agreement was simply too long, especially given the changing landscape of power supply nationwide.”

— Max Reinhart, News Herald

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