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January 19, 2010

PUB to Host Annual Planning Workshop

The meeting will be held at the Alameda Municipal Power Service Center, 2000 Grand Street (at its intersection with Clement Avenue) beginning at 4:00 p.m.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

 “The workshop is an essential component of our planning process that ensures that our operations are aligned with customer expectations, community goals, and City direction and also that we are appropriately anticipating and addressing future challenges.” said Greg Hamm, President of the Board. 

The 2010 workshop builds on the work accomplished during similar workshops in 2007, 2008, and 2009.  During last year’s workshop, the Board developed a new purpose statement for the utility, “Increase value to Alameda by providing safe, reliable, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible electricity.”  Also discussed were 10 strategies to achieve it.  These strategies included such elements as corporate identity, financial health, workforce, policies and procedures, contributions to the city, energy efficiency and renewables, rates, reliability, local control, and power supply, all under the umbrella of customer and community satisfaction.

Utility General Manager Girish Balachandran explained, “Outcomes of the Annual Planning Workshop will feed into the development of the Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Budget, ongoing performance assessment through selected Key Performance Measures reported monthly by staff to the Public Utilities Board, and our long-term planning.”