AMP earns award for sustainability practices

American Municipal Power Inc. (AMP) received the GreenSpotLight Award from the City of Columbus, Ohio, in recognition of exemplary sustainability practices by a large business, AMP said in a March 29 news release.

The award follows the completion of several efficiency projects by AMP in 2017 combined with the organization’s sustainability practices.

AMP noted that it completed a major facility improvement project in 2017 including new white reflective roofing, HVAC unit replacement, the installation of energy efficient lighting and high efficient water fixtures, which is expected to save 335,400 kWh annually. AMP is also continuing its ongoing pollution reduction efforts, including recycling an average of 60,000 pounds of various materials a year. 

GreenSpot is a membership-based program in Columbus that provides a framework to think about sustainability, as well as a way to chart success. Each year, the GreenSpotLight Awards celebrate the accomplishments of three organizations that demonstrate excellence in sustainable business practices and show a significant effort to minimize their impact on the environment and Columbus.

AMP noted that it is committed to the following sustainability principals: providing a balanced and sustainable power supply portfolio; reducing its overall emissions profile; using less, wherever possible; making smart, forward-thinking investments in renewable technologies; assisting member communities in becoming more sustainable; reaching out to stakeholders and finding collaborative opportunities; and leading by example.    

To view the Resolution of Expression presented to AMP by the City of Columbus, click here. To learn more about AMP’s sustainability principals and projects, visit the sustainability page on AMP’s website.

AMP is the nonprofit wholesale power supplier and services provider for 135 members in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana, Maryland and Delaware.