GWP is committed to answering any questions you may have regarding
electric and water rates for residential and business customers. See our
list of FAQ's below to help answer some of the most frequently asked
- 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 3 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?
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 most recent electric rate increase took place on July 1,
- Do you charge the same rate for all customers?
No, your rate will depend on the type of meter you have.
See Current Rates