Over the next 30 years, American Municipal Power (AMP) and Standard Solar will work together for the development of 300MW of new solar energy generation. The agreement calls for AMP to offer power from Standard Energy for its 129 member utilities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Virginia, Kentucky and West Virginia.
“AMP is a dynamic public power leader, with a proven record in deploying new renewable generation resources in the region,” said AMP President/CEO Marc Gerken. “From undertaking the nation’s largest deployment of new run-of-the-river hydroelectric generation to building Ohio’s first and only utility-scale wind farm, we have a proven track record in renewable energy. This project offers the opportunity for further diversification of AMP members’ generation resources and advances the use of solar technology.”
Installations for solar electric facilities will be located in or near participating AMP member communities. Construction is slated to begin this year, with completion of all facilities within the next five years. The locations for installation sites and future projects will be determined at a later time.