West Alameda Business Association
1509 1/2 Webster Street, Suite B, Alameda, CA 94501, California 94501

(510) 523-5955

Update from Alameda Municipal Power on Smart Meter Installations
We want to update you on the rollout our smart-technology program, Energy inView. As we’ve mentioned in previous communications, the program includes the installation of smart meters across the city through December 2017.

At this point, more than 10,000 smart meters have been installed. Some of you may have already received your new meters. If you haven’t yet received your meter, here are a few reminders of what to expect:
  • You’ll receive a letter in the mail notifying you that your meter will be exchanged.
  • Our contractor, Professional Meters, Inc. (PMI), will replace your current meter. Installers will wear PMI uniforms and carry AMP-issued ID badges. You do not need to be present during installation.
  • Replacing the meter takes less than 15 minutes, and you will likely experience a brief interruption of your electric service during this time.
  • When the installer arrives at your property, he or she will make contact with a manager to confirm whether it is an acceptable time to replace your meter. If it’s not feasible to exchange your meter at that time, the installer will provide the manager with information on how to reschedule.
  • You also have the option to schedule your installation in advance by calling (866) 992-8473. 

We’re excited that the smart meters, and new online tools coming this fall, will provide you better service to help you manage your energy use. For more information, please contact our customer service representatives at (510) 748-3900.
2nd Annual Veterans Job & Resource Fair
In honor of Veterans Day 2017, the USS Hornet Museum is hosting a 2nd Annual Job & Resource Fair for veterans, military families and active military soon to be transitioning to civilian jobs. This event is an opportunity to meet face-to-face with top Bay Area companies from a cross-section of industries ready to hire. Even if you are not familiar with a company or hiring agency, still visit their booth as they may have the right job waiting for you at their corporate office despite being, for example, a retail company. Visit our website before the big day to see which employers are participating. Bring copies of your resume, pens and confirmation of your registration. Come ready to be interviewed. Registering is important for faster on-boarding and to give us an accurate head count for refreshments and supplies. Your registration provides an opportunity to tour the ship in between seeing recruiters, as well as admission on Saturday, November 11th for Veterans Day. Due to security reasons, please do not bring large bags or backpacks if at all possible with you. Please share this opportunity with other veterans and military spouses you know looking for work. Thank you. FAQs Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? I.D. required to match name on registration. Bring your military card or form DD214 (if you still have it), just in case an employer or service provider asks. You may register at the door but we strongly encourage advance registration so we know you are attending. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Free parking lot in front of the ship, including many handicap stalls. There will be a free shuttle from the College of Alameda to the ship. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Outreach@uss-hornet.org. For more information about the museum, visit www.uss-hornet.org. Dress code? If at all possible, dress professionally as if going on an interview. If planning to explore other parts of the ship beyond the Hangar Deck, we discourage wearing open toe shoes for your safety as reaching those decks or levels will require using a ladder. Is there a free shuttle? Yes! Michael's Transportation (one of the employers participating) will run a free shuttle on a continuous loop between the Admin Building of the College of Alameda to the Hornet and back again. This location is near the corner of Webster Street and Atlantic Avenue, a major stop for buses in Alameda.