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In March 2009 Pasadena City Council unanimously approved PWP's Energy Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which was subsequently revised by PWP and approved by Council in March 2012. This important document is our blueprint for
providing our customers with reliable, environmentally responsible electric service, competitive rates and energy independence over the next two decades. The IRP takes into account future energy demand, advances in renewable energy resources and technology, energy efficiency, conservation, forecast changes in regulatory requirements, among other considerations.  

The Citys Environmental Advisory Commission and Municipal Services Committee both unanimously recommended that City Council approve the IRP. Throughout the drafting of the IRP, PWP encouraged the public's participation and feedback through attendance at public meetings and submission of comments and questions to staff. A stakeholders' advisory group, which met on a regular basis, has expressed its support of the plan. Presentations from general public meetings and advisory group meetings are posted below.

Major targets of the Energy IRP include:

  • Reducing coal power purchases from a Utah plant by at least 35 MW by 2016
  • Replacing old technology at our local plant on Glenarm Street with a more efficient and reliable natural gas combined cycle plant
  • Implementing aggressive energy efficiency and load reduction programs
  • Increasing the proportion of green power in PWPs mix to 40 percent by 2020
  • Achieving 19 MW of locally-owned solar photovoltaic power by 2024
  • Purchasing 10 MW of renewable power from feed-in sources within Pasadena (e.g. private solar installations)
  • Cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 40 percent by 2020

The estimated cost increase is six percent more than what had already been projected if PWP's energy resource portfolio remained status quo.

Read the IRP (amended 2012)

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