The Alamedan: Alameda Point Entrepreneurs: Alternative Energy, October 4, 2012


The nonprofit East Bay Green Corridor is a multi-faceted collaboration of entities that spans the entire East Bay area, but it has a unifying mission: to make the East Bay an epicenter of environmentally sustainable business. The Green Corridor group would like the world to see Alameda and Contra Costa counties as the Silicon Valley of clean technology.

The East Bay is home to a range of businesses that identify as “clean,” or “green,” including those that focus on energy: its generation, storage, infrastructure and efficiency. And Alameda Point is home to some businesses that have been at the forefront of these efforts.

Alameda Municipal Power, which maintains a substation at Alameda Point, has been supplying the Island with electricity since 1887. Newer to the former Naval Air Station are Makani Power, Natel Energy and Point Source Power, all of which have been recognized as pioneers in the field of alternative energy.