Each year PWP carefully plans and budgets for infrastructure repairs and upgrades. The following critical projects are expected to begin, or will be continuing, in 2014.
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Pasadena Water and Power is in the process replacing an old generating unit with a more efficent combined cycle unit at the Glenarm Power Plant to further its commited to providing local and reliable electricity . Known as the Glenarm Power Plant Repowering Project, the retrofit will allow PWP to increase reliabilty and quick restoration in the event of a loss from one or more key resources. Using advanced combined cycle technology to replace inefficient generating units is a key component of PWP's Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).
This project includes the undergrounding of the electrical system on Hill Ave. from Villa St. to Topeka St. (North City Limit). The undergrounding process improves system reliability and also enhances the aesthetic quality of an area by removing unsightly utility poles and overhead wires.
Pasadena Water and Power Department is replacing the 4kV distribution system with an underground 17kV system to provide adequate system capacity to continue to meet service demand, provide redundancy and to enhance the reliability of electrical service.
PWP has new and improved outage management systems in the works in order to provide even better customer service and communications during emergencies and water and power service interruptions. Click here to update for contact information for better service when reporting a water or power outage.
Pasadena's 2011 Water Integrated Resources Plan established a long term strategy to meet current and future water needs. PWP plans to enhance our water supply reliability by providing recycled water to our customers for landscape irrigation and industrial uses in the future.