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Glendale Water & Power (GWP) set a new all time peak demand record today of 330 megawatts, surpassing Saturday’s all time peak of 318 megawatts. The previous all time demand record was 315 megawatts set on September 1, 1998.
Officials for Glendale Water & Power (GWP) today encouraged residents to conserve energy following record setting demand. The City on July 15 set an all-time record for a Saturday. Customer demand that day peaked at 290 megawatts, which is 25 megawatts higher than the previous record for a Saturday.
Low-income seniors now have more of a discount to look forward to on their utility bill. Glendale Water & Power’ recently gained approval to increase the Senior Care Program discount from $10.00 to $12.00 a month effective July 1, 2006. Currently, GWP has 4,100 seniors on this program.
Six Post Offices in Glendale have new brighter, energy efficient lighting thanks to Glendale Water & Power’s (GWP) Business Energy Solutions (BES) program. The BES program pays 6 cents a kilowatt hour (kWh) for saved energy, up to 25% of the installed cost of energy-saving devices.
Glendale Water & Power (GWP) is the first municipal utility in Southern California to earn the distinction of Climate Action Leader™ in 2006. GWP is now publicly and voluntarily reporting its green house gas emissions (GHG) from generation of electricity under the California Climate Action Registry’s (Registry) rigorous program. GWP has successfully certified CHG emissions inventory with the Registry.
For the second year in a row, Glendale Water & Power (GWP) has been awarded the California Municipal Utilities Association (CMUA) Resource Efficiency Award for “The most innovative and comprehensive approaches to usage of Public Benefit Funds.” GWP recently took home the coveted award during the CMUA’s Annual Conference. Glendale won in the small utility category for the best usage of Public Benefit Funds for its Peak Hogs program.
Glendale Water & Power (GWP) has recently started to receive geothermal energy from its new Power Sales agreement with the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) for a 3 megawatt share of the Ormat Geothermal Energy Project. GWP will receive approximately 25 gigawatt hours of geothermal energy each year for the next 25 years, for use in Glendale. That is enough electricity to power 3,000 single-family homes annually with clean, green energy though 2032. Currently, GWP is receiving 25 percent of its contracted amount, as production has just started and facilities are still under construction.