Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) has been providing electricity since 1906 and began delivering water to customers in 1912. The City built its first electricgenerating steam plant in 1907 and took over operation of its municipal street lighting from Edison Electric. In 1909, Pasadena began the extension of its operations to commercial and residential customers that resulted in the replacement of all Edison Electric service in the City by 1920. While much has changed over the years, PWP's strong connection to its customer/owner base remains constant. Today, PWP provides electric service to more than 65,000 metered accounts over a 23 square-mile service area at competitive rates.
During 2015, Pasadena made significant progress toward reaching the goal for renewable energy resources established in its Integrated Resource Plan ("IRP") update. Pasadena's IRP includes a commitment to provide 40% of retail energy requirements with renewable resources by 2020, surpassing the State of California's stated goal of 33% by 2020. During calendar year 2014, over 27.228% of the City's retail energy requirements were supplied by renewable resources, well beyond the state-wide requirements of 20%. Pasadena will continue to acquire cost-effective renewable energy and support local renewable energy resources and community solar efforts. PWP is actively pursuing opportunities to expand its renewable resources portfolio, while remaining committed to its mission of providing reliable service at a reasonable cost to its customers.
During 2015, PWP continued its progress to construct a re-powering project to replace an aging local generation plant with a new combined-cycle plant. Most of the major equipment was installed and the natural gas fuel supply system was upgraded. The new power plant is expected to be operational by June 2016. PWP's success is a result of its commitment to remain a valued community asset, an exceptional employer and a partner in Pasadena's prosperous future.
Chart portrays the number of SCPPA projects Pasadena participates in
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