a not-for-profit unit of local government created in 1984 that is currently comprised of 32 municipal electric systems and one electric cooperative from all across Illinois. Each of those communities owns and operates its own electric distribution system. Some operate local power generation plants.
the reliable delivery of bulk power and energy to its Members at low and stable prices. IMEA combines the power needs of all of its Members and secures the electricity necessary to satisfy those needs. The Agency sells its Members all their wholesale power needs under long-term power supply contracts. To accomplish this goal, IMEA has assembled a portfolio of power supply ownership and long-term purchase power agreements.
with a 24-hour-a-day, seven days-a-week Operations Center staffed by highly skilled power supply professionals. In addition, IMEA provides engineering, legal, communications, economic development, legislative and regulatory oversight services and an energy efficiency program for its Members.
IMEA’s six senior officers have a combined 150 years’ experience in all facets of the electric industry – from engineering to marketing to project management to finance to regulation.
The mission of the IMEA is to provide member communities with quality utility services in a reliable, cost-effective and environmentally sensitive manner.