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AMP debt $826,000
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AMP debt $826,000

Council learns amount Tuesday MARTINSVILLE, WV — “Martinsville’s share of costs for a power plant on which construction was halted more than two years ago is $826,102, Martinsville City Council learned Tuesday. The city’s full ‘stranded cost’ — the cost incurred to develop a coal-fired power plant in Meigs County, […]

AMP debt to be told
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AMP debt to be told

MARTINSVILLE, WV — “Martinsville City Council on Tuesday will find out how much the city owes toward the development of an American Municipal Power (AMP) project in Ohio that never came to fruition. Through AMP, a nonprofit organization, Martinsville buys wholesale power that then is sold and distributed to city […]

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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 […]

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Proposed W.Va. coal-to-liquid plant proceeds as other companies hold off on similar projects

No commercial coal-to-liquid plants currently exist in U.S. CHARLESTON, WV — “With TransGas Development Systems LLC expecting to begin construction on its Adams Fork coal-to-liquids plant in Mingo County in a few weeks, it seems fair to ask: Why isn’t anyone else doing this? For all the talk over the […]

Can we realistically retire coal plants and still have enough power to meet our needs?
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Can we realistically retire coal plants and still have enough power to meet our needs?

GLASTONBERY, CT — “The shortest answer is yes, we can meet our country’s electricity needs while retiring coal plants. And replacing coal plants with cleaner sources of energy is not only critical for slowing global warming and saving lives, but it also makes financial sense for ratepayers. Many of the […]

Greening the world begins at home
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Greening the world begins at home

YELLOW SPRINGS — “Yellow Springs’ greening was partly intentional and partly a matter of circumstance. The southwestern Ohio town of 3,400 eschewed the path of continued fossil fuel burning in 2007 when it considered, concurrently, an offer to build a coal plant and a recommendation to upgrade its electric infrastructure […]

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New plant powers talks

WAPAKONETA — AMP is attempting to contract the sale of 707 megawatts of power produced by the Fremont Energy Center, selling the power to AMP members and non-members. Columbus was expected to purchase 100 megawatts, but that deal may have fallen apart thus jeopardizing the purchase and operation of the […]

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City mulls AMP project

MARTINSVILLE, VA — “Martinsville has until June 15 to decide whether to enter into a contract to buy electricity produced at an Ohio power plant now under construction. Marc Gerken, president and CEO of American Municipal Power (AMP), noted that date Monday during a joint meeting of Martinsville City Council […]

Taking care of their own: Racine’s reaction to AMP’s decision
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Taking care of their own: Racine’s reaction to AMP’s decision

RACINE — “Beyond the city limits of Columbus, slightly beyond the political wrangling for tax abatements and incentives, there is simply a community which stood to benefit the most from American Municipal Power setting up shop in Meigs County – Racine. ‘I’m disappointed, obviously,’ Racine Mayor J. Scott Hill said. […]

AMP to buy, not build, a plant
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AMP to buy, not build, a plant

COLUMBUS — “Buying a plant instead of building one would save the company’s customers $350 million over the next 30 years, AMP said in a statement. The nonprofit company supplies power to 129 member communities, including city-run utilities in Columbus and Westerville. A company spokesman did not return calls for comment. This […]