AMP Earns National Honors
Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) has earned two separate top 10 rankings from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the U.S. Department of Energy’s primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research. Specifically, the municipally owned utility’s program Alameda Green earned these awards.
The first ranking highlights AMP’s high percentage of customers participating in Alameda Green, which gives residents and businesses the option to match up to 100 percent of their monthly electricity use with renewable energy sourced from wind, biogas and solar projects. In 2016, 6.27 percent of Alameda’s customers participated in the program, giving AMP an eighth-place ranking on the list of national utilities with the highest green power program participation rate. Currently, 2,100 residences and 70 businesses participate in Alameda Green.
The second ranking showcases AMP’s green power megawatt-hour (MWh) sales in comparison with total utility MWh sales, where the utility placed ninth with 2.92 percent of total utility MWh sales coming from Alameda Green.
“AMP understands that our customers care deeply about the environment and the community,” said AMP General Manager Nicolas Procos. “That’s why we, as a community-owned utility, are proud to offer our Alameda Green program to our customers.”
For more information on Alameda Green, visit www.alamedamp.com.
AMP was also one of 91 community-owned electric utilities to earn a Reliable Public Power Provider recognition from the American Public Power Association for providing customers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. This marks the third time AMP has earned the three-year designation.