Troy Utilities Joins IMPA

Published on 11/21/2016


(TROY, IN) --The Town of Troy has joined with 59 other cities and towns across Indiana as a member of the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA).  IMPA is a not-for-profit wholesale power provider serving the electric power needs of communities across Indiana that own and operate their municipal electric distribution systems.  As a member-owner of IMPA, these communities combine to serve the electric needs of over 330,000 Hoosier households.
            “After examining several different wholesale power options to replace our current electric contract, which ends early next year, IMPA was selected as the best option for our community,” commented Bernard “Pudder” Linne, Utilities Superintendent for the Town of Troy.  “Through the Agency, we will receive 100 percent of our power requirements, ensuring the electrical needs of our customers will continue to be met in a reliable and economic fashion.  Additionally, IMPA provides a variety of other services, such as engineering, operations, marketing, economic development and government relations assistance, which will benefit our utility and community in numerous ways.”
“We are honored to assist the Town of Troy with its power supply needs,” said Raj Rao, President of IMPA.  “The dedication of the Town Council, Town Staff, Pudder Linne and the entire electric utility in providing their community with the best power supply available is outstanding.  IMPA looks forward to partnering with Troy to share the benefits of joint action and public power.”
            Public power was founded more than a century ago to inject competition into the electric utility industry.  Municipalities began operating their own electric systems to provide citizens with a necessary service for a fair price.  The benefits of local control, service and responsiveness were a welcome change from the “hands-off” attitude of large public utilities.  Public power’s low rates became the benchmark used to stabilize the climbing charges of private utilities.  Municipal electric systems are not-for-profit organizations, owned and operated by the communities they serve.  Every citizen has a voice in the operations of the utility.  Today, there are over 2,000 public power systems across the country.
            The Indiana Municipal Power Agency is the not-for-profit wholesale power provider to 60 cities and towns across Indiana and one community in Ohio who own and operate the municipal electric distribution systems in their communities.  IMPA was created in 1980 by a group of municipally-owned electric utilities so that they could share power resources, allowing them to provide electricity more economically to their electric customers.  IMPA decides how best to meet its members’ energy needs through a mix of its own generating capacity and purchased power. As a member of IMPA, Troy will purchase all of its power requirements through the Agency and deliver that power to the residents and businesses of the community.  Pudder Linne will serve as Troy’s representative on IMPA’s Board of Commissioners, which makes decisions and guides the actions of the Agency.
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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