What does my utility bill actually pay for?

Alameda Municipal Power's (AMP) entire budget to operate Alameda's electric system comes from our rates. Here's where your dollar goes, as of July 1, 2022:

  • 28 cents for purchased power
  • 23 cents for services and materials
  • 18 cents for labor
  • 16 cents for transmission delivery
  • 8 cents for capital projects
  • 7 cents is transferred to the City of Alameda

Capital projects are spread across services, labor, and materials.

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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?