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Alameda Receives $640,600 Grant from the U.S. DOE for Energy Efficiency and Conservation

Alameda, Calif., December 9, 2009 - The City of Alameda has been awarded a $640,600 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant to further energy-efficiency and conservation initiatives in Alameda.

The City and Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) are partnering in the administration of the ARRA grant and implementation of the projects.

In accepting the monies, AMP General Manager Balachandran commented, "Both AMP and the City are excited about this grant award, which will not only create jobs for the community but also enhance our energy-efficiency and conservation efforts and further reduce our carbon footprint."

The various projects funded by the grant include a 66-kilowatt solar system on the Main Library, energy audits of City facilities and a City Hall lighting project, energy-efficiency audits for Alameda Unified School District facilities, the Webster Street smart corridor project to reduce traffic congestion and improve overall traffic flow, and an energy audit training program.

The City has up to three years to complete the work, which will begin in 2010. Project status updates and budget expenditures will be posted on the federal government's ARRA website. logo