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May 26, 2016
Alameda Municipal Power Wins National “Top 10” Ranking for Green Power Program
ALAMEDA, Calif. – Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) has earned a national ranking for green utility programs from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). AMP’s “Alameda Green” program made NREL’s “Top 10” list for its high participation rate in 2015.
By enrolling in Alameda Green, residents and businesses match up to 100 percent of their monthly electricity use with clean, renewable energy. The Alameda Green charge appears on participants’ electric bills from AMP. Alameda Green then uses the funding to buy emission-free power from wind and solar projects.
With more than 2,000 residents and 70 businesses participating in the program, AMP took the eighth spot on NREL’s list of utilities in the nation with the highest green power participation rate.
“We are thrilled that Alameda residents and businesses are demonstrating their commitment to the environment through Alameda Green,” said Glenn Steiger, General Manager of Alameda Municipal Power. “As a community-owned utility, AMP is proud to serve our customers’ high demand for clean power.
”NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Its “Top 10” lists for utility green power programs are available at the Department of Energy website. 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.