News 2011

December  22, 2011 – NEWS

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Planned Power Outage - December 22, 2011

Power was restored to the west side of the 1500 block of Webster Street at approximately 5:15 pm  on the evening of December 22, 2011. Replacing a damaged pole in the area necessitated that AMP shut down power for about 6 hours. Approximately 10 customers were affected.

December  16, 2011 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Public Utilities Board to Discuss Opportunity for Short-Term Renewable Energy Sales

At its December 19th meeting, the Public Utilities Board (Board) will discuss a staff proposal on the potential short term sale of a portion of AMP’s renewable energy supply mix.  

December  12, 2011 – NEWS

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You are cordially invited to a Multifamily Property Owner Workshop on Energy Upgrade California

On Tuesday, December 13th, you can gain significant energy savings and improve quality of life for residents through a free one stop shop and rebates.

December 5, 2011 – NEWS 

Outage Restoration - December 5, 2011

An electric outage in Alameda occurred at 6:00 PM on Monday, December 5th, affecting approximately120 customers.  


December 1, 2011 – NEWS 

Two Outages in Alameda on November 30, 2011

Strong winds contributed to causing two power outages in Alameda the night of November 30, 2011.


January 17, 2012 – NEWS

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Power Restored to Bay Farm Island Neighborhood

The Planned Power Outage repairs in a neighborhood on Bay Farm Island have been completed as of 2:18 pm and the system is operating normally. Repairs were necesary after an equipment failure on the evening of January 15th. About 125 customers were affected.

November 29, 2011 – NEWS (Updated)

Renewable Energy Procurement Plan Approved at November 21, 2011 PUB Meeting

At its November 21, 2011 public meeting, the Public Utilities Board approved a revised Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) policy for the city’s electric utility, Alameda Municipal Power.  

NOVEMBER 17, 2011 – NEWS

Investing In Our Future

by Girish Balachandran Alameda Municipal Power General Manager

In this time of economic uncertainty, and the rapid evolution of technological advancements, there’s no sugar-coating it: Change is happening all around us and to thrive we must plan for, and invest in, our future.

November 17, 2011 – NEWS

Undergrounding on the November Public Utilities Board Agenda

At the November 21, 2011 meeting of the Alameda Municipal Power Public Utilities Board, there is a report on the consent calendar regarding the process of undergrounding utilities within Alameda.  The report includes information and recommendations for redesigning that general process, establishing associated financing options, developing community and neighborhood involvement programs, and specific recommendations regarding Underground District 31 and Phase 6 of the master undergrounding schedule.

November 2, 2011 – NEWS

Do You Know About the New Incandescent Standards?

The Federal government has released new standards for incandescent light bulbs, beginning with banning the traditional 100 watt bulb. In a move to encourage energy efficiency, traditional incandescent bulbs will be replaced with newly designed,more efficient lower watt bulbs. In the following years, 75, 60 and 40 watt bulbs will also undergo the same treatment and be replaced by lower wattage models.

October 13, 2011 – NEWS

Commercial Lighting Pilot Program Kick-off Meeting for Contractors on October 19th

Come join us for a kick off meeting and learn how we are making energy efficient lighting retrofit program participation faster, easier and more cost-effective for both contractors and customers. The 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. meeting will cover program eligibility, new rebates to help promote customer participation, contractor responsibility, and technical requirements.

October 12, 2011 – NEWS

Renewable Energy Procurement Plan Proposed for November 21, 2011

On April 12, 2011, Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 1X2, establishing a new Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) of 33% by 2020 for all load serving entities in California.  Alameda Municipal Power (AMP), as a public utility, is covered under the new law. 

October 6, 2011 – NEWS

Outage Restoration in South Alameda

October 6, 2011: An electric outage in South Alameda (general boundries: Broadway, Shoreline, and Laguna Vista) occurred at 3:00 AM on Thursday, October 6, affecting approximately 900 customers.  Power was restored at 5:15 AM. The cause of the outage is being investigated. 


Alameda Free Library Solar Energy System and Energy Education Kiosk Unveiled

City of Alameda Mayor Marie Gilmore, accompanied by members of the City Council, Public Utilities Board, and Library Board, will unveil and dedicate a new roof-top solar energy system and an accompanying energy education kiosk at the Alameda Free Library, located at 1550 Oak Street, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2011.

July 8, 2011 – NEWS

Brief Outage Affects Central Alameda

Approximately 2,500 Alameda Municipal Power customers lost power briefly this morning when, it is believed, Mylar balloons crossed lines.


Court Dismisses Lawsuit against City of Alameda in Telecom Litigation

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has granted a summary judgment in favor of the City of Alameda on the $15 million in claims brought against it by two major investors in the City's previously owned telecommunications system.  By granting summary judgment, the Court agreed with the City of Alameda that the claims made by the investors were without merit, and the City owes them no money.


PUB Approves Rate Adjustment

Last night at the regular meeting of the City of Alameda's Public Utilities Board, the Board approved an overall rate adjustment where the average residential customer can expect to see a $1.92 increase in their monthly bill and  commercial customer impacts will vary depending on use.  The 3.85% rate adjustment for Alameda Municipal Power customers is effective July 1, 2011 and represents the second year in a five-year rate plan approved by the Board last year that addressed the need to increase rates in order to ensure reliability and protect AMP and its customers from sudden changes in the supply and cost of electricity.  


Public Utilities Board to Host Finance and Budget Workshop, Rate Proposal to Follow

The City of Alameda's Public Utilities Board will host its Annual Planning Workshop - Finance and Budget next Monday, April 18, at 6:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, City Hall.  At its regular monthly meeting immediately following, staff will present a rate recommendation to the Board in support of the Fiscal Year 2012 budget.

April 14, 2011 – NEWS

Probable Cause of April 5 Outage

AMP's investigation of an outage affecting 15,000 customers April 5 has revealed that a squirrel crossed lines in the vicinity of Oak Street and Lincoln Avenue, resulting in the operation of system protective equipment. A related, secondary event at Park Street and Clement Avenue is still under investigation. The April 5 press release follows.

April 5, 2011 – NEWS

Outage Under Investigation

Alameda, California, April 5, 2011 - Power was restored within 12 minutes to the approximate 15,000 Alameda Municipal Power customers affected by an outage this morning.

At this time, the cause of the outage remains under investigation; however, the focus of AMP's attention includes lines in the area of Park Street and Clement Avenue.

January 19, 2011 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PUB to Host Annual Planning Workshop

On Monday, January 31, the City of Alameda Public Utilities Board will host a Special Meeting for the purpose of conducting its Annual Planning Workshop.  The meeting will be held at the Alameda Municipal Power Service Center, 2000 Grand Street (at its intersection with Clement Avenue) beginning at 4:00 p.m.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

January 7, 2011 – NEWS

Outage Affects 6,800 Alamedans

Alameda, Calif., January 7, 2011, 6:29 a.m. – Power has been restored to approximately 6,800 Alamedans affected by an electrical outage this morning.

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