News 2017

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December 6, 2017

AMP Warns Customers of Phone Scam

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is warning customers of a phone scam.

OP ED
September 28, 2017

Celebrating 130 Years of Public Power and a Look Ahead

Every October, Alameda Municipal Power joins with more than 2,000 other community-owned electric utilities in the U.S. to honor the contributions of public power. 

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September 22, 2017

Alameda Municipal Power to Participate in Fleet Week Safety Demonstration

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) will play a role in educating the public on its potential roles in emergencies in an exercise led by the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) as part of San Francisco Fleet Week. 

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August 30, 2017

AMP Warns Customers of Door-to-Door Scam

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is warning Alamedans of a scam targeting its customers. The utility has recently received reports that individuals are knocking on customers’ doors and impersonating AMP employees.

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July 28, 2017

AMP Customers Show Support for Technology Education in Schools

At its regular meeting on July 17, the city of Alameda’s Public Utilities Board presented a check for $10,426 to the Alameda Education Foundation (AEF).

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July 27, 2017

Alameda Municipal Power Earns Two National “Top 10” Rankings for Alameda Green

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) has once again been recognized as a national industry leader for its green power program, Alameda Green. 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.

NEWS RELEASE
July 7, 2017

July 4, 2017 Power Outage and Restoration

ALAMEDA, CA – Outage update: On the morning of July 5, power was restored to the last remaining customer who was affected by the July 4 outage. A failure in the underground electric system at Alameda Point was identified as a primary cause of the outage. About 4,700 people were affected by the outage.

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June 27, 2017

Public Utilities Board Approves FY 2018 Budget

ALAMEDA, CA – At its regular meeting on June 26, the City of Alameda’s Public Utilities Board approved Alameda Municipal Power’s (AMP) budget of approximately $64 million for fiscal year (FY) 2018.

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June 23, 2017

Alameda Earns National Award for City’s Energy Efficiency Program

Alameda was announced today as one of the nation’s top winners in the 2017 Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards, an initiative sponsored by The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Walmart recognizing innovative energy and climate protection efforts..

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June 21, 2017

AMP Warns Customers of Phone and Debit Card Scam

ALAMEDA, CA – Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is warning customers of a phone scam involving the purchase of prepaid debit cards.

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June 5, 2017

Alameda Municipal Power Recognized for Restoring Island’s Historic Streetlights

ALAMEDA, CA – Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) has received recognition for protecting Alameda’s heritage by restoring nearly 700 of the island’s historic streetlights. The Alameda Architectural Preservation Society (AAPS) honored AMP at its annual awards ceremony on June 4 at the Alameda Point Theater on Saratoga Avenue.

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May 12, 2017

AMP Receives National Recognition for Providing Safe and Reliable Power

ALAMEDA, CA – Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is one of 91 of the nation’s more than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities to earn platinum Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) recognition from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing customers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service.

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April 18, 2017

City of Alameda's Electric Rates to Change in July

ALAMEDA, CA – Electric rates will change on July 1 for residential and commercial customers in the city of Alameda. At its April 17 meeting, the city’s Public Utilities Board approved a 5 percent overall rate increase to maintain­ reliable service for customers and address increased purchased power costs.

COMMENTARY: ALAMEDA SUN

APRIL 13, 2017

AMP Supports Growth of Renewable Energy

by Nicolas Prokos, AMP general manager

On behalf of Alameda Municipal Power (AMP), I would like to respond to comments about AMP and renewable energy made by Tony Brasunas in his letter to the editor on March 30, 2017.

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March 17, 2017

AMP Warns Customers of New Phone Scam

ALAMEDA, CA -- Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is warning Alamedans of a scam targeting its customers. AMP has recently received reports that a caller is impersonating a utility employee and requesting payment from customers.

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March 17, 2017

Alameda Municipal Power Launches Smart-Technology Program

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is taking steps to transform its electric grid into a smart, innovative system with the launch of a new technology program called Energy inView. The program begins with an upgrade of customer meters and provides many benefits, including faster restoration of power outages and robust data to help customers manage and understand their energy usage.

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February 16, 2017

New Member Appointed to Alameda’s Public Utilities Board

Civil engineer and Alameda resident Jerry Serventi was recently appointed by Mayor Trish Spencer as the newest member of the City of Alameda’s Public Utilities Board. Serventi replaces former board member Mary Sutter, who has moved out of Alameda.

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February 8, 2017

Nicolas Procos Appointed as Alameda Municipal Power General Manager

Alameda City Manager Jill Keimach announced yesterday the appointment of Nicolas Procos as general manager of City-owned Alameda Municipal Power (AMP), replacing former General Manager Glenn Steiger, who retired from the utility in August.

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January 6, 2017

Board Recommends Moving Utility Lines Underground in Seven Areas

Alameda’s District Nomination Board is recommending to a technical committee that overhead utility lines should be moved below ground in seven areas.

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