Glendale Water & Power recently implemented a new five -year electric rate
plan that will ensure that the utility has a healthy and reasonable flow of revenue
to sustain its operations and continue to be a reliable public power provider. This
new rate plan is designed to assist GWP in investing in new renewable resources that
will help GWP meet state mandates for supplying 33% of power from renewable resources
by the year 2020. If you have any questions about your utility bill, or if you would
like to learn more about your rate options and our
and demand management programs, please contact
our customer service representatives at (818) 548-3300.
See New Rates Effective September 13, 2013
- How much does one kilowatt cost?
Unfortunately, it's not one fixed rate that applies to each kilowatt hour.
The rate depends on the time of year, the type of meter, and the number of
meters the customer has. There are also tier levels involved, the more a
customer uses, the higher the rate.
- Do you charge less if I use my appliances at night as oppose
to during the day?
This applies only to customers who are on a time-of-use meter.
If the customer is not on a time-of-use meter, the time of day
they use their appliance does not matter at all. We determine
their bill amount based on the total consumption during the
billing cycle. For customers who are on a time-of-use meter,
their rate will depend on the day of the week and the time.
There are two rates: one for peak hours and one for base hours.
- How much does it cost to run my various appliances?
See our power usage sheet to
calculate the cost of many common appliances.
- How do you calculate the charges on my bill?
There are four different charges which make up the electric total of
your bill, and three different charges which make up the water total
of the bill. We calculate the charges by determining the customer's
usage first, and then multiplying it by the rate. Once again, the
rates depend of the time of year, the type of meter, and the number
of meters the customer has.
- How often do you have a rate increase?
Our rates increase as operational costs increase.
- When was your last rate increase?
The most recent electric rate increase took place September 13, 2013 for
rates effective 2013-2018. On March 27, 2012 the Glendale City Council
approved the water rate restructure and increase for 2012-2015 that went
into effect on April 27, 2012. The last electric rate increase took place
on July 1, 2008.
- Do you charge the same rate for all customers?
No, your rate will depend on the type of meter you have.
- What can I do to keep my bill low?
Check your usage online here and know
how much you electricity you are using. Managing your usage can help you save.
There are also over 200 energy saving
tips to help you keep
bills low and save energy.