News 2012

 

December 14, 2012 - NEWS

AMP Warns Customers of New Telephone Scam (Update)

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is warning customers of a telephone scam targeting its residential and business customers in Alameda.

November 26, 2012 - NEWS

New LED Holiday Lights at City Hall Powered by 100% Renewable Energy from Alameda Green

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) has partnered with Alameda Recreation and Parks Department to green the holiday light display at Alameda’s City Hall with new energy-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lights powered by 100 percent renewable energy from wind and solar sources.

November 20, 2012 - NEWS

AMP Warns Customers of New Telephone Scam

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is warning customers of a telephone scam targeting businesses in Alameda.

October 29, 2012 - NEWS

Marketplace Supports 100 Percent Renewable Energy
from Alameda Municipal Power

Homeowner Workshop in Alameda

Interested in learning how to make your home more efficient, comfortable and healthy for you and your family? Come to the Alameda Main Library next Tuesday, October 30 at 6:00 p.m.

October 22, 2012 - NEWS

AMP to host NCPA Commission meetings on October 25, 2012

Two NCPA Commission Meetings.

October 11, 2012 - OP-ED

Marketplace Supports 100 Percent Renewable Energy
from Alameda Municipal Power

Public Power Is Good for Our Community

By Girish Balachandran, General Manager, Alameda Municipal Power

Around the country, more and more communities are taking a look at the investor-owned utilities that serve them and deciding if a publicly owned electric utility might better meet the community’s long term goals. But here in Alameda, that decision was made 125 years ago by residents who saw electricity as an essential public service. 

October 11, 2012 - OP-ED

Marketplace Supports 100 Percent Renewable Energy
from Alameda Municipal Power

Public Power Is Good for Our Community

By Girish Balachandran, General Manager, Alameda Municipal Power

Around the country, more and more communities are taking a look at the investor-owned utilities that serve them and deciding if a publicly owned electric utility might better meet the community’s long term goals. But here in Alameda, that decision was made 125 years ago by residents who saw electricity as an essential public service. 

October 1, 2012 - NEWS

Marketplace Supports 100 Percent Renewable Energy
from Alameda Municipal Power
Marketplace Supports 100 Percent Renewable Energy from Alameda Municipal Power

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is proud to welcome Marketplace to AMP’s new Alameda Green program, which enables customers to choose 100 percent renewable energy. Marketplace is the program’s first business participant.

August 8, 2012 - NEWS

AMP Customers Can Now Choose 100% Renewable Energy

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) announced today that it is offering a new renewable energy program, Alameda Green. This voluntary program gives all AMP customers the opportunity to support 100 percent renewable energy by purchasing wind and solar power to match their monthly electricity use.

July 18, 2012 - NEWS

Public Utilities Board Elects Officers, Welcomes New Commissioner

At its regular meeting on July 16, the City of Alameda Public Utilities Board (PUB) elected its officers for the 2013 fiscal year. Mr. Gregory Hamm, Ph.D., P.E., was re-elected as president and Ms. Madeline Deaton was elected as vice president. The Board also elected Mr. Girish Balachandran, General Manager of the City of Alameda’s electric utility, Alameda Municipal Power, as its secretary.

July 5, 2012 - NEWS

Celebrating 125 Years of Community-Owned Electricity

by Girish Balachandran, General Manager, Alameda Municipal Power

There’s a book that sits on my desk titled Municipal Electric Light Plant, Alameda, California, Cash Book, 1908-1909. Every so often, I like to flip through the crisp, hand-written pages of the ledger, perusing the names of those long-ago Alamedans who visited the plant to pay their electric bills. But that book is more than century-old electric accounts. It’s a symbol of a 125-year-old community-owned electric company that is still providing power to new generations of some of those same Alameda families.

June 26, 2012 - NEWS

Public Utilities Board adopts 2013 budget

Last night the City of Alameda’s Public Utilities Board approved Alameda Municipal Power’s (AMP) $57 million budget for fiscal year 2013. The budget reflects the priorities set by the Board through its adopted strategic plan, the annual planning workshop held in January 2012, and the annual budget workshop held in April 2012. The Board also approved a transfer of $2.8 million to the City of Alameda’s General Fund.

June 24, 2012 - NEWS

Power Restored at South Shore Center

 

A power outage affecting a portion of South Shore Center occurred at 12:54 PM on Sunday afternoon. Eight customers were affected. Power to all customers was restored at 2:34 PM.

June 20, 2012 - NEWS

Get plugged in at Civic Center Garage

The City of Alameda and the Alameda Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony  for the new publicly accessible Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations on the first level of the Civic Center Garage, 1420 Oak Street. These charging stations were made possible through a grant awarded to Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) by the Department of Energy, as part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA).

June 14, 2012 - NEWS

AMP Warns Customers of Telephone Scam

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is warning customers of a telephone scam that has surfaced in Alameda today.

June 11, 2012 - NEWS

AMP Awards Ice Cream Contest Winner

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) presented the prize to the winner of its Name the Ice Cream Contest last Friday at Tucker's Ice Cream. Alameda resident Benjamin Gleitzman won for his entry titled “Marshmallow Megavolt.” The contest, sponsored by AMP and Tucker’s, challenged residents to come up with a unique and electrifying name for a new ice cream flavor commemorating AMP’s 125th anniversary.

May 24, 2012 - NEWS

AMP Urges Customers To Be Aware of Utility Bill Scams

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is alerting customers to be aware of a scam that has impacted other utility customers in several states. The scam claims that President Barack Obama is providing credits or applying payments to customers’ utility bills. According to reports, scammers are handing out flyers, using social media and sending text messages. They have asked for personal information, including Social Security numbers and credit card information, saying the information is needed to apply payments to customers’ utility bills.

May 15, 2012 - NEWS

AMP’s Solar Rebate Program a Success

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) announced today that it has become one of the first publicly owned utilities in the state to reserve all of its commercial solar rebate funding, proving that Alameda’s businesses are committed to sustainable power.  The entire $2.8 million in rebates available for commercial projects was reserved in just under five years—five years ahead of schedule.

May 8, 2012 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

AMP Website Is Now Restored

Alameda, Calif.--Alameda Municipal Power's website has been fully restored after a routine backup of the system caused it to go down yesterday. At no time was customer data at risk since it resides on a separate in-house secure server.

May 7, 2012 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

AMP Website Temporarily Down

Alameda, Calif.—Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) announced today that its website was compromised on May 2 and links to outside sites were inserted within its web pages. The links were found and immediately removed from the AMP website. No sensitive data was compromised as all customer data is located on a separate in-house secure server.

April 19, 2012 – NEWS

Alameda Municipal Power Announces 2012 Green Powerstar Winners

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) announced today the winners of its 2012 Green Powerstar Awards, which honor local businesses, residents, and youth who support energy efficiency, energy savings and greener power use.

April 17, 2012 – NEWS

Public Utilities Board Approves Third Year of 5-Year Rate Adjustment Plan

Last night at the regular meeting of the City of Alameda’s Public Utilities Board, the Board approved the third year of the five-year a rate adjustment plan for all customers.  The average overall rate adjustment of 3.25% for Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) customers is effective July 1, 2012.    

April 16, 2012 -- NEWS

Alameda Municipal Power Receives National Recognition for Providing Safe and Reliable Power

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is one of only 176 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn platinum Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) recognition from the American Public Power Association (APPA). The designation, which is valid for two years, was announced today at the 2012 APPA Engineering & Operations Technical Conference in Cleveland, Ohio.

April 10, 2012 – MEDIA ADVISORY

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Alameda Municipal Power to Host Budget Workshop, Recommendation for Third Year of 5-year Rate Adjustment Plan to Follow

The public is invited to attend Alameda Municipal Power’s (AMP) budget workshop on Monday, April 16 at 4 p.m. at the Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. As part of the open budget process, AMP staff will present the City of Alameda’s Public Utilities Board with its proposed budget for the 2013 fiscal year and seek the Board’s input on the document.

March 30, 2012 – NEWS

You Can Almost Taste It – AMP's Big Scoop!

Your local ice cream parlor, Tucker’s Ice Cream, and your hometown electric company, Alameda Municipal Power (AMP), are partnering to create a special commemorative ice cream in recognition of AMP's 125 years of service to the citizens and businesses of Alameda.  This new flavor will highlight AMP’s history and represent the 125 years of reliable electric power provided to our community.

February 21, 2012 – NEWS

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Power Restored on February 20th

A power outage in Alameda occurred at approximately 12:00 PM on Monday, February 20th, affecting approximately 350 customers. General boundaries for the outage were the 1800 and 2200 block of Central and Alameda Ave. The cause was equipment failure. All power was restored at 3:05 PM.

February 14, 2012 – NEWS

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Power Restored on Valentines Day

A power outage in Alameda occurred at aprroximately 12:50 PM on Tuesday afternoon affecting approximately 40 customers.  General boundaries for the outage were the 1800 blocks of Eagle, Miniturn, Union and Lafayette. The cause? A Squirrel!!!  It came into contact with transformer fuses. All power was restored at 2:10 PM.

February 1, 2012 – NEWS

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So, Here’s The Scoop!

Your local ice cream parlor, Tucker’s Ice Cream, and your hometown electric company, Alameda Municipal Power (AMP), are partnering to create a special commemorative ice cream in recognition of AMP's 125 years of service to the citizens and businesses of Alameda.  This new flavor will highlight AMP’s history and represent the 125 years of reliable electric power provided to our community.

January 27, 2012 – NEWS

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Power Restored to Alameda Neighborhood

At 5:58 pm on Friday evening, power was restored for an estimated 82 customers in the general area of Cola Ballena and Tideway. The outage began approximately at 3:30 pm. 

January 23, 2012 – NEWS

The Path to a Bright Future 

by Girish Balachandran Alameda Municipal Power General Manager

Alameda Municipal Power’s Annual Strategic Planning Workshop is a time when the Public Utilities Board and staff discuss critical issues and opportunities that face the electric industry and the utility.  The 2012 workshop will build on the work accomplished during previous workshops conducted each year since 2007.  

January 17, 2012 – NEWS

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Planned Power Outage - January 17, 2012

This morning, January 17, 2012, Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) determined that repairs need to be made immediately to a small section of our distribution system on Bay Farm Island that delivers electricity to selected homes.  The repair work is necessary to replace equipment damaged in the Sunday, January 15, 2012 service interruption.  

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