FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 31, 2018
Alameda Municipal Power Sends Aid to Fire Victims
Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) has sent electric utility crews to Shasta County and the city of Redding to help restore power where major power lines, poles and generating facilities were severely damaged by the Carr Fire.
Seven AMP utility line workers left on Saturday for Redding to provide assistance. AMP is participating in the assistance effort as part of a mutual aid agreement under the Northern California Power Agency, of which AMP is a member. AMP crews expect to be in Redding for up to two weeks, framing and setting utility poles to allow the restringing of electric wire.
“Whenever AMP has the capacity and the ability to provide mutual aid to another utility and help thousands of people in need, we will,” said Nicolas Procos, general manager of Alameda’s community-owned utility. “We are proud to support the residents of Redding during this unprecedented time.”
Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is a department of the city of Alameda that has served residents and businesses for 131 years. AMP provides power to more than 34,000 customers at rates that average 17 percent below neighboring communities.
Contact: Kathleen Haley
Alameda Municipal Power