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Pasadena In Focus
September - October 2012

Project at Power Plant Taking Shape

powerplantPasadena’s power plant at Glenarm and Fair Oaks is one of the City’s most valuable assets, serving for over a century by enhancing the reliability of our community-owned electric service. If service from external energy suppliers is disrupted, the local plant has enough emergency generating capacity to make up for the shortfall in most situations, keeping Pasadena up and running.

Investing in our power plant’s reliability is central to the City’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), a 20-year energy supply plan crafted with input and support from the community and updated this year. The IRP balances the City’s desire for service reliability, energy efficiency and local generation, more renewables, decreased coal reliance and reasonable, stable rates.

The plan stresses the importance of retiring the power plant’s oldest generating unit and replacing it with a state-of-the-art, efficient natural
gas-fired unit. Project details and a Draft Environmental Impact Report are online at www.pwpweb.com/powerplant, where details on public comment are also provided