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Alameda Municipal Power Celebrates Public Power Week, Energy Awareness Month

Public Power Week is a national, annual event that runs from Sunday October 3rd to Saturday October 9th. The City of Alameda’s municipally-owned utility, Alameda Municipal Power (AMP), has a number of events planned to celebrate. AMP is also celebrating Energy Awareness Month throughout the month of October.

In a statement from the utility, General Manager Girish Balachandran noted that Alameda has had its own power utility for over 123 years. AMP says it now has 95 employees and 9 miles of transmission lines, two substations, and 257 miles of distribution circuitry and that it serves approximately 30,000 residential customers, and 4,000 commercial, industrial, and municipal customers.

Activities planned by AMP include:

  • Consideration of a proclamation at the City Council meeting of October 5.
  • The opening of an AMP museum exhibit in the Service Center Lobby.
  • Free compact fluorescent lamp exchanges all week at the AMP Service Center, as well as the Public Works Department’s E-Waste event on October 9.
  • The launch of AMP’s “Kill-a-Watt” partnership with the Alameda Library.
  • The launch of AMP’s Green Power Awards Campaign.
  • Special postings to the AMP web site,, and information at City Hall, the Main Library, and the AMP Service Center.
  • Media outreach, guest editorials, and presentations to local business organizations.

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