PWP's Power Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is the long-range 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 IRP is developed with input from various stakeholder groups to ensure it reflects the community's shared vision for its locally-owned public utility. Throughout the drafting of each IRP, PWP encourages public participation and feedback through attendance at public meetings and submission of comments and questions to staff. The City’s Environmental Advisory Commission (EAC) and Municipal Services Committee (MSC) are updated throughout the development process and provide recommendations to the City Council before it is adopted.
Coming this August! The Energy Roadmap Event: Pasadena Water and Power’s Energy Plan for Today and Tomorrow. This event is the first in a three-part series of future IRP events this year. We’re calling it our “Energy Roadmap.” Pasadena residents and business can chat with PWP about the IRP process. Plus, be the first to screen PWP's new “Energy Roadmap” video series! Attendees will also receive a free LED. Event topics will include: Why Pasadena needs an Energy Roadmap/IRP Where Pasadena’s energy comes from and how it gets to you Renewable and conventional energy sources Setting Pasadena’s future energy goals
Event Details: The 1-hour event will be held at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 Movie Theaters (672 East Colorado Blvd.)The same event is offered on two dates. Choose from:Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - OR -Saturday, Aug. 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Reservations are required. Seating is limited so reserve your spot today by calling our Citizen Service Center at (626) 744-7311 or fill out our online reservation form here.
PWP has initiated a process to review and refresh the power IRP for the 2015-2034 planning period. The purpose of the IRP is to evaluate and optimize PWP’s portfolio of energy supply resources, including energy efficiency and demand response, in order to meet our customer’s electric needs while balancing various critical but sometimes competing objectives including system reliability, fiscal responsibility, and environmental stewardship.
There are a number of important regulatory, market and infrastructure issues and changes that need to be reviewed and addressed in this 2014 IRP Update. PWP will work with a Stakeholder Technical Advisory Group with representatives appointed by the Mayor from a broad cross-section of constituencies. PWP will again utilize its website, customer surveys, and a series of public meetings to ensure a robust public involvement process.
The key policy and tactical issues that will be addressed in the 2014 IRP Update include, but are not limited to:
Coming this August!
PWP will host two community events for residents and business to chat with PWP about the IRP process. We’re calling it our “Energy Roadmap.” Topics at the Energy Roadmap events will include:
The events will be on Wednesday, August 27 and Saturday, August 30. The event location and other details will be available soon so check back for updates!
On March 5, 2012, the Pasadena City Council unanimously approved PWP's 2012 IRP Update, with unanimous recommendations from the EAC and MSC and the support of the IRP stakeholders' advisory group, which met on a regular basis. Presentations from general public meetings and advisory group meetings are posted below.
The estimated cost increase is six percent more than what has already been projected if PWP's energy resource portfolio remains status quo.
Staff report recommending adoption of the RPS Enforcement Program and RPS Procurement Plan. TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council (July 22, 2013) THROUGH: Municipal Services Committee (July 9, 2013)
PWP Renewable Portfolio Standard Procurement Plan. Adopted on July 22, 2013.
City of Pasadena RPS Enforcement Program (Revision 1). Adopted on July 22, 2013
PWP RPS Enforcement Program. Adopted December 12, 2011 pursuant to Section 399.30(e) of the Public Utilities Code.