At CMPAS, each municipal utility remains autonomous and manages their local, individualized energy portfolio. As members determine how to minimize the costs and risks of their portfolio, they look to CMPAS for project-based flexibility, industry expertise, market opportunities, and cost-sharing capability.
Utilities meet their individual needs from a combination of local self-supplied resources; third-party supplied contracts; and agency-aggregated generation projects.
CMPAS provides individualized resource planning, due diligence, and quantitative and comparative risk analysis of generation and transmission alternatives.
CMPAS leverages purchasing power through collaboration and economies of scale that makes agency-sponsored projects more competitive.
CMPAS distributes costs for professional expertise, project development and administration to utilities who subscribe to specific services.
Municipal utilities can voluntarily participate in short or long-term projects to meet their needs. Subsequently, each member possesses their own wholesale rate structure as the Agency segregates transmission development, energy market, and power supply contract costs on an hourly basis by member subscriptions. Through these type of customized planning, procurement, and management arrangements, the project-oriented joint power agency model allows members flexibility in determining either a portion or all of their energy needs from CMPAS.