Under the terms of the agreement, AMP will offer power from Standard Energy to its 128 member utilities in six states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Virginia, Kentucky and West Virginia.

The agreement involves the installation of solar electric facilities in or near participating AMP member communities, placing the facilities close to the load these utilities serve, resulting in reduced complexities associated with Regional Transmission Organization (RTO)-run markets.

Construction on the first of these projects is expected to begin this year, with construction of all facilities estimated to be completed within five years. Locations for installation sites for future projects are still being determined.

The company said that the agreement represents a commitment to bring new renewable energy generation to tens of thousands of customers, and jobs and further diversification of power supply resources.

Marc Gerken, president and CEO of AMP, said: “AMP is a dynamic public power leader, with a proven record in deploying new renewable generation resources in the region.

“From undertaking the nation’s largest deployment of new run-of-the-river hydroelectric generation to building Ohio’s first and only utility-scale wind farm, we have a proven track record in renewable energy. This project offers the opportunity for further diversification of AMP members’ generation resources and advances the use of solar technology.”