The city of Alameda, Calif.’s Public Utilities Board on Jan. 28 approved a long-term plan for Alameda Municipal Power that the public power utility said reflects the community’s environmental and business goals.
Over the past year, residents, business leaders, developers, environmental advocates and Alameda Municipal Power staff came together to create a new, five-year strategic plan for Alameda’s community-owned utility.
The goals of the plan include: leveraging the community’s long-standing commitment to the environment to address climate change, maintaining competitive energy rates, and ensuring that Alameda Municipal Power continues to attract a talented workforce, Alameda Municipal Power noted.
Starting next year, Alameda Municipal Power “will achieve a zero-carbon energy supply and will continue to serve the community with clean electricity in the future,” it said.
The utility said that achieving and maintaining carbon-neutral energy resources aligns with the important goals outlined in the city of Alameda’s Local Action Plan for Climate Protection. The strategic plan also focuses on programs to encourage city residents to save energy and drive electric vehicles.
The plan also incorporates the goals of Alameda Municipal Power’s business community. One of the key business goals is to keep Alameda’s energy rates significantly lower than those in neighboring areas. In addition, the plan addresses Alameda Municipal Power’s goals for maintaining a talented workforce in the future, the public power utility said.
Alameda Municipal Power’s strategic plan is available here.