Alameda residents living near Webster Street are upset at being compelled by the City of Alameda’s electric utility, Alameda Municipal Power, to spend roughly $5,000 to convert their utility service from overhead to underground delivery to support what they call a “Webster Street beautification project.”
Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) issued a press release today explaining that roughly 2,500 customers lost power briefly this morning. The cause, AMP believes, was Mylar balloons that crossed power lines. According to the utility, the outage was brief, and occurred at 10:16 a.m. and affected customers between Clement Avenue and Otis Drive, from Paru Street [...]
Tonight at the Public Utilities Board meeting, Alameda Municipal Power staff will ask for input from board members on a Request for Proposal (RFP) they want to issue to study emerging trends in electricity rates and electrical utility technologies. The staff report cites “Smart Meters” as a new technology that provides new pricing options for [...]
Power was out across Alameda this afternoon, apparently due to the weather. The second outage lasted about an hour, with power returning at around 7:45 p.m. Action Alameda News asked Alameda Municipal Power for an update on how many residents were affected and for how long. Earlier, at around 12:30 p.m., in an un-related incident, [...]
Alameda homes are being fitted with PG&E’s “smart meters.” The devices are being fitted to gas meters in Alameda; Alameda Municipal Power provides electrical utility service in Alameda and is not currently deploying smart meters.
The American Public Power Association announced earlier this week that it has awarded Alameda Municipal Power with the Association’s Energy Innovator Award. The award is intended to recognize utility programs that provide better service to customers or increase efficiency.
The following upcoming meetings pertaining to Alameda Municipal Power are published as a community service. The Public Utilities Board has oversight of Alameda Municipal Power.
Update: March 11, 8:45am – An Alameda Municipal Power representative told Action Alameda News that if the City of Alameda decides not to appeal in the Vectren case, and let the jury judgement stand, the $1.9 million settlement would come from AMP reserves, not from an insurance claim.
In a statement released today, the City [...]
The Bloom Box, from Bloom Energy in Sunnyvale is generating a lot of hype with its fuel cell design and promise to generate “energy anywhere” with few emissions. But Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) isn’t rushing to buy one yet.
An analysis of reader traffic for the year shows that – excluding visits from residential internet users – City of Alameda employees are the top readers of Action Alameda News for 2009.