FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.
AMP will participate in MARAD’s emergency response demo and Fleet Week open house at Pier 50 in San Francisco from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 7.
MARAD’s ship, MV Cape Horn, will be docked at the pier and open to the public. Under MARAD’s direction, AMP emergency response personnel will board the ship with utility trucks, which AMP would likely use in a large-scale emergency.
“MARAD’s invitation to AMP to take part in a safety exercise at Fleet Week is a valuable opportunity for us to educate the public on how AMP would respond to a major emergency,” General Manager Nicolas Procos said. “We are honored to partner with MARAD at this safety demonstration, which coincides with the last day of Public Power Week and allows AMP to show how community-owned utilities prioritize safety.”
The exercise will showcase how multiple government agencies coordinate to respond to emergencies and assist the public. Attendees will learn how MARAD could transport heavy-duty emergency vehicles to locations impacted by natural disasters. MARAD, which has a fleet of ships berthed at Alameda Point, is one of AMP’s largest commercial customers.
If you go:
MARAD/Alameda Municipal Power at Fleet Week
Where: Pier 50
Date: Saturday, Oct. 7
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is the City of Alameda’s not-for-profit electric municipal utility, serving residents and businesses for 130 years. AMP provides power to more than 34,000 customers at rates that average 16 percent below neighboring communities.
Senior Communications Specialist
Alameda Municipal Power
2000 Grand Street | Alameda, CA 94501