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Third Integrated Resource Plan Meeting Scheduled For Thursday, Will Discuss the Future of Pasadena’s Power

Published on Thursday, September 21, 2023 | 5:35 am

Over the past several weeks, local residents have continued their call for carbon neutrality by 2030. 

 Now those residents, and others, will have a chance to attend the third community meeting focused on continuing the Power Integrated Resource Plan discussion.

Pasadena Water and Power will host a Power Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) virtual community meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 21. 

Pasadena Water & Power’s Integrated Resource Plan, or IRP, is a long-range blueprint for supplying reliable and environmentally responsible electricity at competitive rates over a 25-year period.

The plan being updated addresses strategic goals such as meeting forecasted peak and energy loads, achieving California’s Renewable Portfolio Standards, reducing carbon emissions to zero, and meeting new capacity planning standards and reliability criteria in California.

Last month 12 seniors spoke of the dangers caused by climate change on the elderly and, in particular, on senior women.

In January, the City Council passed a resolution to declare a climate emergency and set greenhouse gas reduction goals.

“The City Council hereby sets a policy goal to source 100% of Pasadena’s electricity from carbon free sources by the end of 2030,” Section 3 of the resolution states.

PWP has developed IRPs for more than 20 years to address the fundamental goals of maintaining a reliable power supply portfolio. 

This includes meeting customer needs while minimizing electric rate impacts and volatility, and meeting or exceeding sustainability goals and mandates. PWP produces an IRP every five years as required by law and issues periodic, voluntary updates when necessary.

Residential and commercial customers are invited to attend the meeting, ask questions, and join the discussion. To stay up to date on Power IRP news, including recordings of past meetings, visit PWP online at

In March 2018, the city adopted a Climate Action Plan (CAP) based on the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 that focuses on five specific GHG reduction strategies namely, Energy Efficiency and Conservation, Sustainable Mobility and Land Use, Solid Waste Reduction, Water Conservation and Urban Greening.

The City is currently finalizing its first comprehensive GHG Emissions Inventory that evaluates actual and forecasted emissions to gauge the effectiveness of the plan.

Over the years, the city “made significant progress on CAP goals including the commitment to phase out all fossil fuel generating resources, acceleration of electric vehicle adoption in Pasadena, ordinances that encourage clean power technology in buildings and community maintenance practices, prohibition of polystyrene food packaging and drought mitigation policies,” according to Pasadena Water and Power’s report.

Click the link below to join the webinar:
Webinar ID: 864 1534 9561

To join by telephone, dial (669) 444-9171, and use the code 864 1534 9561 when prompted.

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