Power Content Label

The Power Content Label (PCL) is an annual report that shows where your electricity was generated during the calendar year and how it compares to the state of California’s power mix. Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is currently on track to be carbon neutral in 2020. Its power mix easily exceeds California’s requirements for clean power.

Power Mix Sources

During 2018, 53% of AMP’s power mix came from clean energy sources, including renewable sources and large hydroelectric sources. Twenty-one percent of AMP’s power mix came from renewable resources, including:

  • Biomass (landfill gas) from Pittsburg, Butte, Santa Cruz and Richmond
  • Small hydroelectric from Graeagle
  • Winds from the High Winds Project in Sonoma County

An additional 45 percent of our power mix came from large hydroelectric projects in Calaveras and the Central Valley (California does not count power from large hydroelectric dams as renewable).

2018 Power Content Label

Energy ResourcesAMP Power MixAlameda Green2018 California Power Mix**
Eligible Renewable35%80%31%
Biomass and Waste
13%33%2%
Geothermal
13%0%5%
Eligible hydroelectric
2%0%
2%
Solar
0%0%11%
Wind
7%47%11%
Coal0%0%3%
Large Hydroelectric18%0%
11%
Natural Gas1%0%
35%
Nuclear0%0%
9%
Other0%20%< 1%
Unspecified Sources of Power*46%0%11%
Annual Total100%100%100%


* Unspecified sources of power means electricity from transactions that are not traceable to specific generation sources. California percentages are estimated annually by the California Energy Commission based on the electricity sold to California consumers during the previous year.

** For specific information about this electricity product, call Alameda Municipal Power at 510-748-3900. For general information about the Power Content Label, contact the California Energy Commission at 1-844-454-2906 or visit the Califorrnia Energy Commission website.