Generation Assets

The City of Hamilton utilizes a diverse and environmentally conscious energy portfolio to generate and provide electricity to its customers. Listed below is a summary of the City’s generation facilities.
  1. Meldahl
  2. Greenup
  3. Hamilton Hydro
  4. Prairie State
  5. AFEC
  6. JVII
  7. GT2

Meldahl Hydroelectric Facility

The Meldahl Hydroelectric Facility is a joint venture between the City of Hamilton and American Municipal Power (AMP). AMP, a non-profit corporation, serves as a joint action agency for a consortium of electric generating and/or distributing cities located in Ohio and several other states. In addition to Hamilton, a founding member of AMP, approximately 47 other cities through membership in AMP are participating in the Meldahl Hydroelectric Facility. As a project participant, the City of Hamilton receives 51.4% of all energy produced at Meldahl, while the other AMP member communities are entitled to the remaining 48.6%.

This 105 mega-watt (MW) hydroelectric plant, located on the Ohio River near Augusta, Kentucky, began full commercial operation in April 2016. The Meldahl Hydroelectric Facility is projected to generate approximately 550 million kilo-watt hours (kWh) of clean, renewable energy annually. 

For more information on the Meldahl Hydroelectric Facility, click here

Meldahal June 2015