Indiana Municipal Power Agency breaks ground on new conference center and office building

Published on 6/2/2014


Carmel, IN– The Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) broke ground on a new, 14,000 square foot conference center in Carmel on Friday, marking the beginning of a nine month project to construct a meeting and events center for IMPA and its members, as well as renovate an existing building to include expanded office space.  Representatives from the Agency, its member communities, and the City of Carmel Mayor’s Office were on hand to participate in the ceremony.
                 “In over 30 years of operations, we have grown from a small Agency providing power to only 11 municipally-owned utilities to a $1.6 billion company serving 60 communities in Indiana and Ohio,” commented Raj Rao, President and CEO of IMPA.  “We are excited for the opportunity to create an expanded office space and state-of-the-art meeting center that will reliably serve the needs of our members and our staff for years to come.”
                “For the past three decades, the Indiana Municipal Power Agency has been a vital service provider for many communities in Indiana and one of Carmel’s long-standing corporate partners.  Today, we congratulate the Agency on its new expansion of headquarters.  We are pleased that they will continue to call Carmel home,” said Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard.
                “The number of communities served by IMPA has grown rapidly in the past decade,” commented Marlow Smethurst, Superintendent of Tell City Electric Department and Chairman of the IMPA Board of Commissioners.  “These new and expanded facilities will provide us with broader opportunities to meet and provide all-encompassing services for member communities.”
                As the wholesale power provider to 59 municipally-owned electric utilities throughout the state, the Agency’s offices in Carmel have always served as a centralized meeting point for its members.  Since its inception, IMPA has grown and expanded the services it provides to its members, prompting the need for additional office space and improved meeting facilities.  The new, $7 million high-tech conference facility will combine first class technology and ample meeting space to accommodate the numerous events held by the Agency and its members every year.  Renovations will simultaneously commence on a nearly 13,000 square foot office facility IMPA purchased adjacent to its existing office building.  The new office space, which will match the look and feel of the conference center, will accommodate the Agency’s expanded staff and services.
                The facilities are expected to be complete by  Spring 2015, and it is anticipated that up to 35 construction jobs will be created as a result of the project.  The conference center and renovated office facility were designed by local architecture firm Blackline, while Brandt Construction will oversee the construction and renovation of the facilities.
The Indiana Municipal Power Agency is the not-for-profit wholesale power provider to 59 cities and towns across Indiana and one Ohio community who own and operate the municipal electric distribution systems in their communities. IMPA member communities deliver electric service to approximately 330,000 individuals throughout the state.  For more information, visit

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