Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) will increase its rates, on average, 2.5 percent on July 1. The Public Utilities Board approved the increase at its regular meeting on April 15.
According to the release announcing the increase, AMP’s rates will still average approximately 16.5 percent lower than those in neighboring communities. Typical AMP residential customers with average bills of $63 can expect to see $2 tacked on to those bills.
Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is warning customers of a phone scam. The municipally owned utility has received reports that scammers are impersonating its employees and demanding immediate payment from customers. In addition, AMP received a report of a caller falsely claiming to be a PG&E employee who was collecting payments for AMP.
At its Jan. 28 meeting, the city of Alameda’s Public Utilities Board approved a long-term plan for AMP that reflects the community’s environmental and business goals.
Over the past year, residents, business leaders, developers, environmental advocates and AMP staff worked to create a new, five-year strategic plan for the community-owned utility. Goals include: addressing climate change, maintaining competitive energy rates and ensuring that AMP continues to attract a talented workforce.
Just last month, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation requiring the state to obtain 60 percent of its electricity from clean sources — such as wind, solar and hydropower — by 2030 and 100 percent by 2045. While I applaud California for taking this momentous step in response to climate change, I also congratulate you, Alameda’s residents and businesses, for taking this same great step long ago.
For the third year in a row, Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) has been recognized as a national industry leader for its voluntary green-power program, Alameda Green. AMP has earned two separate top-10 rankings from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the U.S. Department of Energy’s primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research.
Alameda police officers arrested an Alameda resident after he allegedly tried blocking the installation of Alameda Municipal Power’s (AMP) new smart meters at an apartment building Thursday, March 29.
Alameda resident Christopher Rabe was arrested at 10:30 a.m., according to Alameda Police Department (APD) reports. The incident took place at the apartment building on the 2200 block of Pacific Avenue where Rabe, 39, is a tenant.
As many Alamedans know, Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) has been implementing its Smart Meter program in residential neighborhoods. What most Alamedans do not know, however, is the hidden potential for danger these radio-frequency (RF) radiation-emitting devices have. There is current evidence of a link between cancer and RF radiation. This includes a $25 million study by the federal government’s National Toxicology Program that proves the link.
Every October, Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) joins with more than 2,000 other community-owned electric utilities in the U.S. to honor the contributions of public power. This year’s celebration of Public Power Week (Oct. 1 to 7) resonates for me because I recently joined AMP as general manager during the utility’s 130th year of providing electric service to Alamedans. This is a pivotal time for AMP.