CMPAS board announces hiring of Jay Anderson as agency’s new CEO

April 14, 2021

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
April 14, 2021

The Central Municipal Power Agency Services (CMPAS) Board of Directors announced the hiring of Jay Anderson as the agency’s new CEO.

Anderson, who will join CMPAS on May 3, 2021, comes to CMPAS from Bay City Municipal Electric Utility in Bay City, Mich., where he most recently served as Director of the Electric Utility.

Prior to working at Bay City, Anderson served for thirty years in various capacities with the Omaha Public Power District in Omaha, Nebraska, including as Project Director of the Power Forward Initiative.

Anderson has spent his professional career in the Upper Midwest. CMPAS noted he is a tireless advocate for public power, most recently serving as at large member of the Executive Committee of the Michigan Public Power Association.

In the past, he led the Large Public Power Association Rates Committee and spearheaded a sub-category of the LB901 “Condition Certain” legislation relating to what extent retail rates had been unbundled in Nebraska.

CMPAS conducted an extensive national search over the last eight months working with a search team consisting of CMPAS Board members and its General Counsel; Preferred Consulting LLC; and R. Bauman & Associates of Wisconsin.

CMPAS is a public power joint action agency providing power management and utility services for its electric utility members and affiliates.

CMPAS operates as a project-oriented, partial or full-requirements agency. CMPAS provides a wide range of services including strategic management, long-term power supply planning and procurement, energy market scheduling services, transmission ownership, project development and administration, utility accounting and finance support, and distribution mapping and modeling.