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& Power's activities: from advancements in products and services, to scheduled
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Glendale Water & Power (GWP) recently earned the distinction of Climate Action Leader™ in 2007 for its 2005 emissions data from the California Climate Action Registry by successfully certifying its green house gas (GHG) emissions inventory.
Glendale Water & Power (GWP) has been working on repairs of a transmission line damaged during a severe lightning storm in 2005. GWP is in the final stages of this project and due to the steep terrain, which is inaccessible by land vehicles, GWP will be using helicopters through the first week of December to access the towers to deliver the footing material and string new wires.
Officials for Glendale Water & Power (GWP) today urged customers to continue conserving energy following a prediction that the utility expects to be near the record for peak usage. The City on July 24, 2006, set an all-time record peak demand of 336 megawatts. Electric demand on Monday peaked at 325 megawatts and is expected to be about the same today.
The Glendale City Council last night adopted a resolution implementing Phase I of the City’s Water Conservation Plan which asks all Glendale Water & Power (GWP) customers to voluntarily reduce their household water usage by 10% or about 20 gallons per person per day. The Water Conservation Plan was adopted by the City in 1995.
Glendale Water & Power (GWP) announced today that it has launched a new website that encourages energy conservation and outlines the measures the City is taking to reduce green house gas emissions. The new page, “Environmental Stewardship”, can be found on the GWP website www.glendalewaterandpower.com. Customers can also visit the City Hall lobby June 1 – June 30 to view a display that illustrates GWP’s investments in renewable energy.
On June 1, Glendale Water & Power (GWP) will increase its income eligibility guidelines for three of its low-income programs. The guidelines will match those approved by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for utilities and the Gas Company’s CARE Program for 2007-2008.
Glendale Water & Power (GWP) has started repairs of a transmission line damaged during a severe lightning storm in 2005. Scheduled to be completed by November, the project to restore the transmission line that provides the back-up delivery of power to northern Glendale will consist of replacing the wires and reinforcing the footings of 14 transmission towers in the Verdugo Mountains.
Intermittent high winds hitting Glendale this afternoon have caused several short term outages throughout Glendale and major parts of Los Angeles. Be assured the GWP is doing everything we can to restore power as quickly as possible. GWP asks customers to be patient while crews are working within City boundaries to restore power in affected areas.
For the third 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 Business Energy Solutions Program.
The California Municipal Utilities Association (CMUA) ranks Glendale Water & Power’s (GWP) customer energy saving programs fourth among the State’s 39 publicly owned utilities in the State of California according to CMUA’s “Energy Efficiency in California’s Public Power Sector: A Status Report.”
The unusual cold snap that hit Southern California this past week created a number of problems for Glendale residents, especially the freezing of in-home water pipes.