Utah Municipal Power Agency (UMPA) is a consumer owned corporation, established in 1980 with a mission to: “Develop a reliable and economic power supply program to meet all the required electric power and energy needs of its member municipalities”. That is exactly what UMPA has done. UMPA’s current member municipalities are: Levan, Manti, Nephi, Provo, Salem and Spanish Fork.
UMPA is a Joint Action Agency whose services include: power supply and control area support, scheduling, joint financing, energy load forecasting, wheeling arrangements, load research, limited political action, demand-side management, engineering, legal assistance and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) case support.
The Agency is governed by a six member Board of Directors, consisting of the Mayors, or Council Members, of each of the member cities. In addition, a Technical Committee, consisting of appointees from each of the member cities, usually the city energy director, who provide technical studies, recommendations and detailed analysis to assist the Board of Directors.
- To develop a reliable and economical power supply program to meet the electric power and energy needs as required by the members and their customers.
- To provide the benefits of economies of scale through joint endeavors relating to generation, transmission and distribution of electric power and energy.
- To involve each member in the planning, operating and developing stages undertaken by the Agency.