The Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA) is a not-for-profit unit of local government providing delivery of bulk power and energy to 32 municipal electric systems from across Illinois.  Each IMEA Member community owns and operates its own electric distribution system.  The Agency sells its members their power needs under long-term power supply contracts. To accomplish this goal, IMEA has assembled a portfolio of power supply ownership and power purchase agreements.  IMEA was formed in 1984 by representatives of local government who wanted to achieve economies of scale in the production and procurement of wholesale electricity and the Agency does this by carefully planning its increasingly diverse power supply that it delivers it to its member municipalities.

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