Pasadena Plans for a Powerful, But Responsible, Future at Wednesday Community Meeting

Published : Monday, July 16, 2018 | 5:45 AM

Pasadena Water and Power is hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, July 18, to discuss the 2018 Power Integrated Resource Plan (Power IRP) at the Pasadena Central Library’s Donald Wright Auditorium, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Department will provide a general overview of the 2018 Power IRP development process, discuss renewable energy options, and seek input from community.

PWP General Manager Gurcharan Bawa said the Power IRP is a long-range planning and policy document that will determine the best mix of energy supply options for Pasadena to maintain electric reliability and competitive rates. It also aims to provide its customers with reliable and environmentally responsive electric service while aiming for energy independence.

The 20-year plan will also take into account PWP’s environmental stewardship goals and state-mandated requirements.

PWP said it has made significant progress toward achieving the goals established in previous Power IRPs, including the repowering of local gas-fired generation, reduction in greenhouse gases, and increase in renewable energy resources.

As mandated by the state, PWP has a due date of January 1, 2019 for updating the Pasadena Power IRP. Prior to this mandate, PWP produced IRPs in 2009, 2012 and 2015.

As with previous IRPs, PWP will work closely with the community to determine the best resource planning options that maintain Pasadena’s environmental stewardship as well as its competitive rates. PWP looks forward to receiving input from the community as we start the IRP process.

The Pasadena Central Library is located at 285 E. Walnut Street.

To learn about how to participate in the Power IRP process, visit https://ww5.cityofpasadena.net/water-and-power/powerirp.

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