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”. UMPA’s members consist of the Utah municipalities of: 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 Board with an appointee from each of the member cities, usually the city energy director, 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.