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April 11, 2016
AMP Wins Energy Efficiency Award
Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) has won a first-place statewide award for a program focused on reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. In the 2016 Resource Efficiency and Community Service awards competition, the California Municipal Utilities Association (CMUA) recognized AMP as the top winner in its size category.
AMP’s program encouraged customers to replace their incandescent light bulbs with more efficient LED bulbs. For its Great Light Bulb Change Out campaign in 2015, AMP mailed two free LED bulbs to each of the City of Alameda’s 30,000 households. The campaign was immediately followed by an LED rebate program called LEDMania!, which essentially cut the cost of an LED in half.
The program showed customers they could gain approximately 200 kWh of energy savings per lamp per year by switching from incandescent to LED bulbs. In line with the City of Alameda’s Local Action Plan for Climate Protection, AMP’s program encouraged residential customers to use LEDs to cut greenhouse gas emissions by over 1,300 metric tons annually, which is equivalent to saving emissions from 274 cars driven for one year.
“We are proud to be honored for our work to lower energy use and cut greenhouse gas emissions,” said Glenn Steiger, General Manager of Alameda Municipal Power. “As Alameda’s community-owned utility, we believe it’s crucial to partner with our customers on energy efficiency programs."
The award was presented to AMP at CMUA’s annual conference in San Francisco on April 11. For more information on AMP’s green initiatives, visit www.alamedamp.com.
Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is the City of Alameda’s not-for-profit electric municipal utility, serving residents and businesses for over 128 years. AMP provides power to more than 34,000 customers at rates up to 20 percent below neighboring communities. The utility is also a leader in the promotion of clean, sustainable and renewable power, making the city the lowest greenhouse-gas-emitting community in Alameda County and one of the lowest in the state.