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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 2020
AMP Receives National Honors for Providing Safe and Reliable Power
ALAMEDA, CA - During the public health crisis, Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) continues to maintain its excellent safety and reliability record. AMP is one of 98 of the nation’s more than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities to earn platinum Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) recognition from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing customers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. This is AMP's fourth consecutive RP3 designation.
The 3-year designation recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key areas: reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement. Criteria within each category are based on sound business practices and represent a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity.
“Earning the RP3 platinum recognition at this time of crisis is especially meaningful as AMP continues its strong commitment to safe and reliable service,” said AMP General Manager Nicolas Procos. “AMP is honored to once again receive this recognition.”
In addition to performing best practices in safety and reliability, there are also financial benefits associated with the RP3 designation, such as improved bond ratings and cost savings from workers compensation and insurance. This contributes to the financial health of AMP as a locally owned municipal utility and provides community value with competitive electric rates.
Located in Washington, D.C., APPA is a national organization representing more than 2,000 not-for-profit and community- and state-owned electric utilities.
Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is a department of the city of Alameda that has served residents and businesses for 133 years. AMP provides power to more than 34,000 customers at rates that average 17 percent below neighboring communities.