Versailles receives recognition at AMP Annual Conference

Staff report

COLUMBUS — The Village of Versailles was honored for its achievements throughout the past year during the 2021 American Municipal Power (AMP) Annual Conference.

The Village of Versailles received an AMP System Improvement Honorable Mention in recognition of the Circuit Number 4 12-kilovolt (kV) Conversion Project, which involved the conversion of the fourth and final circuit in the village’s planned systemwide conversion from 4-kV to 12-kV voltage. With completion of this conversion, the entire electric system has switched to 12 kV, which allows for circuits to be connected in the event of emergencies or maintenance needs, and greatly increases system reliability.

Additionally, the Village of Versailles received an AMP Safety Award in the Transmission and Distribution category in recognition of no time lost due to reportable accidents or injuries.

“Safety is a priority at AMP, and we commend the efforts of our members and wish congratulations to all those awarded,” said Michelle Palmer, AMP vice president of technical services and compliance.

The AMP Annual Conference took place Sept. 20–22 in Columbus and offered a virtual option for remote attendees. The organization’s premier event featured presentations and panel discussions by industry experts and speakers from AMP partner organizations.

American Municipal Power, Inc. is the nonprofit wholesale power supplier and services provider for 134 members in the states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana, Maryland and Delaware. Combined, these public utilities serve more than 650,000 customers. AMP members receive their power supply from a diversified resource mix that includes wholesale power purchases through AMP and the open market and energy produced at AMP and member-owned generating facilities utilizing fossil fuel, hydroelectric, solar, wind and other renewable resources. For additional information, visit AMP’s website at www.amppartners.org.