Who sets the rates for my electric service?

While public utility commissions set rates for investor-owned utilities, Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is the City of Alameda's not-for-profit electric utility. The City's Public Utilities Board, which is appointed by the City Council, approves AMP's rates for electric service.

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1. What does a rate cover?
2. Why does Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) have a monthly customer charge?
3. Who sets the rates for my electric service?
4. How often are rates adjusted?
5. What does my utility bill actually pay for?
6. How do you calculate the charges on my bill?
7. When demand for electricity falls and sales decline, shouldn’t my rates also go down?
8. Why can’t the revenue from the short-term sale of renewable energy credits (RECs) and cap-and-trade allowances be used to lower bills?