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Press Room 2010

Press releases provide you with the latest information about Glendale Water & Power's activities: from advancements in products and services, to scheduled events. Members of the press can call our media relations office at (818) 548-3381 or the City's Public Information Office at (818) 548-4844.

Fuel Adjustment Charges Decreased & Water Adjustment Charges Remain The Same

Atineh Haroutunian 12/21/2010

Glendale, California – Glendale Water & Power (GWP) General Manager Glenn Steiger announced today that effective January 1, 2011, the fuel adjustment charges on customers’ bills will be decreased by 6.7% and the water adjustment charges will remain unchanged.

Full Deployment of Smart Meter Installations Starting

Atineh Haroutunian 12/8/2010

GLENDALE, California – Glendale Water & Power (GWP) will start full installation of 120,000 electric and water smart meters on Thursday, December 9, 2010. Installation of Smart Meters will allow for two-way communication with the utility, and in the near future provide customers with real time usage data to help them conserve energy and water. Glendale Water & Power has contracted with Utility Partners of America to install the meters.

Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

Atineh Haroutunian 11/24/2010

Join us for Customer Service Week November 15-18

Atineh Haroutunian 11/12/2010

Each year Glendale Water & Power celebrates National Customer Service week to recognize our customers and honor our employees who are on the front lines of the service revolution. This year's theme is "A Tradition of Service."    

Please join us from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. in our Perkin's customer service lobby area. We will have information on our Public Benefit Programs, water conservation, giveaways and help you with any GWP related service questions. We look forward to seeing you there.

From Glenn Steiger, GWP General Manager, An Open Letter to All GWP Customers Regarding Water Rates

Atineh Haroutunian 11/4/2010

General Manager of GWP Glenn Steiger Receiving Leadership Award For Smart Grid Project

Atineh Haroutunian 10/13/2010

GLENDALE, California – Glendale Water & Power’s General Manager, Glenn Steiger will be awarded with one of five leadership awards from Gridweek for his vision and contributions to advancing the Smart Grid. Steiger is receiving the Deployment Award for overseeing and taking part in the deployment of one of the most comprehensive, multi-phase smart grid projects. The Leadership Awards, will be presented on Wednesday, October 20, at a celebration hosted at GridWeek 2010 in Washington, D.C.

To Customers That Have Received a Mailing From a Company Called REAP

Atineh Haroutunian 9/29/2010

Recently, Glendale residents may have received a mailer from an organization called Renewable Energy Accountability Project (REAP). The message stated that Glendale gets 38% of its power from "dirty" coal and urged residents to contact the City Council about reducing its use of coal or providing a target date for becoming 100% coal free.

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Public Information Meeting - Smart Meters

Atineh Haroutunian 8/30/2010

Glendale Water & Power has organized three public information meetings to provide customers with more information on our Smart Meter installations and information on this new technology. We hope you can attend one of the listed meetings below. For more information please contact our assistant project manager, Martin Powers 818-548-3884

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Pacific Community Center - Sycamore Room
501 S. Pacific Ave., 91204

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
St. Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church (downstairs hall)
500 South Central, Ave, 91204

Thursday, September 30, 2010 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
California National Guard building located at 220 E. Colorado Blvd.,
91205, directly across the street from the Adult Recreation Center.

Energy Conservation Tips During Heat Wave

Atineh Haroutunian 8/24/2010

GLENDALE, California – Glendale Water & Power is expecting high peak demand for electricity over the next couple of days during the excessive heat wave. The utility wants to assure its customers that it has enough power resources to meet Glendale’s needs. Though GWP does not anticipate any shortages, we want to urge our customers to do their part to conserve energy so that more power is available for our neighbors that may not be fortunate enough to have their own utility. The crucial time for conservation is the peak demand hours of 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Public Information Meetings - Water Rates

Atineh Haroutunian 8/21/2010

Glendale Water & Power has organized three public information meetings to provide customers with more information on water rates. The final meeting is listed below. For more information please contact our customer services department (818) 548-3300.

Saturday, September 25, 2010  10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Police Community Room (Large)
131 North Isabel Street, 91206

Man Impersonates GWP Employee

Atineh Haroutunian 8/20/2010

GLENDALE, California – On Monday, August 16, a man impersonating a GWP employee knocked on a resident’s door in the 240 block of Dryden St., stating the customer needed to pay the GWP bill or else electricity would be disconnected. The customer did not open the door and called Glendale Water & Power and the Glendale Police Department to report this suspicious incident.

Request For Proposals - Consulting Services Water Rates & Fees Study

GWP Staff 8/10/2010

Glendale Water & Power (GWP), through this Request For Proposals ("RFP"), is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to conduct a comprehensive water rates and fees study.

Click here to view RFP.

GWP Mailed Annual Water Quality Report

GWP Staff 7/12/2010

GLENDALE, California – Glendale Water & Power (GWP) recently mailed the 2009 Water Quality Report to all customers. This is a report containing information on the quality of water delivered to Glendale customers during 2009.

Glendale is Still in Mandatory Water Conservation

GWP Staff 6/17/2010

Residents Reminded to Stick to 3-day a Week Watering

GLENDALE, California – Glendale Water & Power reminds customers that the City of Glendale is still in Phase II of the City’s water conservation ordinance. The City in the summer of 2009 implemented mandatory water conservation.

Glendale Water & Power Request for information for Home Area Network Implementation Services

GWP Staff 6/10/2010

The RFI deadline has passed.

Glendale Water & Power to Celebrate a Year of Accomplishments and a Century of Service

GWP Staff 6/1/2010

Also honor Congressman Adam Schiff for his support of GWP Projects

GLENDALE, California – Glendale Water & Power (GWP) has invited dignitaries and community leaders to help mark a year of unprecedented accomplishments for the utility and to also honor Congressman Adam Schiff for his work in securing federal support for these projects. The event will take place on Thursday, June 3rd, from 2-4 pm. at the Brand Library Recital Hall 1601 Mountain Boulevard. The media and the public are invited to attend.

GWP Encourages Proposals for State Legislative Advocacy Services

GWP Staff 5/12/2010

Glendale Water & Power Participates In California Cash 4 Appliances Program

GWP Staff 4/22/2010

 GLENDALE, California – Now through May 23, Glendale Water & Power (GWP) customers can maximize their dollar and energy savings by purchasing qualifying ENERGY STAR® appliances. With combined rebates from the new state program California Cash for Appliances and existing GWP programs, customers can save up to $280 on a qualifying refrigerator, up to $180 on a qualifying clothes washer and up to $110 on a qualifying room air conditioner, while state funds last.

Glendale Students Use Green Allowance To "Save The Planet, Get Paid"

GWP Staff 4/15/2010

GLENDALE, CA – Glendale teachers and students have a new hands-on way to teach and learn about energy efficiency and conservation. Glendale Water & Power (GWP) debuted a free web-based Green Allowance program for local schools earlier this year. The website (www.greenallowance.com) gives kids the tools and motivation to champion energy efficiency and actually earn a Green Allowance by making a deal with their parents to share energy savings they achieve on their electric bill.

Glendale Water & Power Earns National Designation For Reliable Electric Operations

GWP Staff 4/13/2010

GLENDALE, California – Out of 2,000 public power utilities across the nation, Glendale Water & Power (GWP) recently became one of just 94 to earn the Reliable Public Power ProviderTM (RP3) recognition from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing customers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service.

Smart Meters Are Set To Be Installed

GWP Staff 4/5/2010

GLENDALE, California – Glendale Water & Power (GWP) will start one if its largest utility projects, replacing all electrical and water meters in Glendale with new Smart Meters. The first phase of installations will take place on April 8th. Glendale Water & Power has designated four areas throughout the City to test out the installation plan of the new Smart Meters.

Website Notification

GWP Staff 4/2/2010

The City of Glendale website (including the GWP site) will be unavailable Saturday April 3rd between 7:00 AM – 12:00 noon for maintenance and upgrades.  We regret this inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

The online bill payment system will be unavailable Friday, April 2, 6:00 p.m. to Saturday, April 3, 12:00 noon.

GWP Public Benefit Program Wins Fifth State Award

GWP Staff 4/1/2010

GLENDALE, California – Glendale Water & Power (GWP) has won its fifth California Municipal Utilities Association Award (CMUA) for its public benefit programs. This year GWP won the coveted award for its Vending Miser program. The first utility in Southern California to utilize this technology, the Vending Miser reduces energy consumption, costs and greenhouse gas impacts of vending machines.

GWP To Hold Initial Smart Meter Community Meetings

GWP Staff 3/9/2010

GLENDALE, California – Glendale Water & Power (GWP) invites GWP customers to attend one of two community meetings, on March 16 or March 17 at 7:00 p.m., to learn more about the upcoming installation of Smart Meters.

Glendale Becomes First In Nation To Sign Contract For Federal Smart Grid Grant

GWP Staff 3/4/2010

GLENDALE, California – Glendale Water & Power (GWP) today signed a contract for a $20 million federal Smart Grid Investment Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), becoming the first city in the nation to receive Smart Grid funding under the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act.

Online Bill Payment System

GWP Staff 3/3/2010

The online bill payment system (eCare) may be unavailable Saturday, March 6, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Glendale Becomes First In Nation To Sign Contract For Federal Smart Grid Grant

GWP Staff 3/1/2010

GWP Awards Contract For Smart Meter Installations

GWP Staff 2/16/2010

GLENDALE, California – Glendale Water & Power (GWP) today announced the award of a $4.2 million contract to Utility Partners of America (UPA) to replace existing electric and water meters with Smart Meters for GWP customers starting this year.

Census Day 2010 is April 1, 2010 - Be Counted! Your Future Is In Your Hands

GWP Staff 1/25/2010

An accurate count of our Glendale community is crucial in apportioning seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and deciding how more than $4 trillion nationally is spent over a 10-year period for things like new hospitals, job training centers, schools, senior centers, bridges/tunnels/roads, and emergency services.

Glendale Residents Invited To Free GWP 100th Anniversary Community Expo

GWP Staff 1/20/2010

GLENDALE, California – Glendale Water & Power (GWP) invites all Glendale residents to our free 100th anniversary community expo – with interactive exhibits, children’s activities, refreshments and more – on Saturday, January 30, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Parcher Plaza on the Glendale City Hall campus (behind City Hall, 613 E. Broadway). All exhibit, demonstration and food areas will be tented in case of rain.

Lower GWP Customer Electric Rates To Result From Glendale's Purchase Of Scholl Canyon Landfill Gas Contract

GWP Staff 1/5/2010

GLENDALE, California – Taking a major step forward in its ability to control fuel costs,Glendale recently purchased the contract to operate the Scholl Canyon landfill gas facility. This contributed to the reduction of the Fuel Adjustment Charge on Glendale Water & Power (GWP) customer bills by 1.4 cents per kilowatt-hour effective Jan. 1, 2010 – about a 9% reduction on a typical residential electric bill.

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