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January 30, 2020
Alameda Joins National Stage as a Clean Energy Leader
ALAMEDA, CA – On January 1, 2020, Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) began providing 100% clean energy to all customers, placing Alameda in a select group of cities leading the nation in the transition to green power.
AMP has reached this clean energy milestone decades ahead of California’s goal of 100% clean power by 2045. Alameda’s community-owned electric utility has moved past investor-owned PG&E, which is working toward the state’s requirement to provide 60% renewable power by 2030.
“Our little island has become a national trendsetter by greening its electricity mix ahead of major cities like Los Angeles, Boston and New York City,” AMP General Manager Nicolas Procos said. “We have much to be proud of this year as we come together to address climate change in our community and set an example for the nation.”
AMP’s clean power mix includes geothermal and hydroelectric sources, wind power and landfill gas. The clean energy supply goes a long way toward reaching the city of Alameda’s goal of reducing the community’s greenhouse gas emissions to 50 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. AMP has been a leader in the promotion of clean power since the 1980s.
Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is a department of the city of Alameda that has served residents and businesses for 133 years. AMP provides power to more than 34,000 customers at rates that average 17 percent below neighboring communities.
Contact: Kathleen Haley
Alameda Municipal Power