Alameda has its own community-owed municipal utility, Alameda Municipal Power (AMP). AMP is managed by an independent Public Utilities Board which guides AMP’s policies.
AMP’s electricity sources are very green and AMP is on-track to achieve its goal of 100% non-carbon power by 2020. “Non-carbon” includes both renewable power (geothermal, landfill gas, wind) and large hydroelectric power (which is not considered “renewable” under state law but is a clean energy source).
CASA SUPPORTS AMP IN ITS CLEAN ENERGY INITIATIVES AND ADVOCATES FOR:
- Increasing purchases of renewable power once current contracts expire beginning in 2023
- Investing in projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including energy efficiency
- Promoting electric vehicles and installing EV charging stations throughout Alameda
- Promoting rooftop solar, community solar and solar schools
- Imagining the “utility of the future” and ensuring AMP’s long-term sustainability