Each year PWP carefully plans and budgets for infrastructure repairs and upgrades. The following critical projects are expected to begin, or will be continuing, in 2016.
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The Arroyo Seco Canyon Project is an endeavor to take a multi-benefit approach to improve water resources and natural habitat while enhancing the recreational experience for visitors in the area between Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena and the Angeles National Forest.
PWP is creating a community solar pilot program for customers. This program will provide everyone with an affordable way to benefit from the sun’s power whether you rent or own your home. The solar power will be produced by a centrally located solar photovoltaic (PV) array that PWP will site and build.
Beginning Thursday, August 18, 2016, PWP will begin a project to replace an aging water main along Del Mar Blvd. The project, which spans from Michigan Avenue to Lake Avenue, will affect a 1,843 ft. stretch of road comprised of multifamily residential and commercial properties. Traffic lanes may be temporarily closed during construction from 9 am to 4 pm, but streets will remain open for through traffic. All traffic lanes will be open during evenings and weekends. The estimated completion date of the project is November 2016.
The Program is in place to underground all overhead electric systems, specifically communication and power lines. Newer projects that fall under this program typically cover very short distances and do not result in removal of utility poles.The Electric System Conversion Program is one of two undergrounding programs that PWP manages.
Within the coming months, Pasadena Water and Power will begin a project to replace an aging water main. The project spans along Forest Avenue from Del Monte Street to Lincoln Avenue. Traffic lanes may be temporarily closed during construction, but streets will remain open for through traffic. Pasadena Water and Power also work to place digital reader board signage near the construction areas for commuters to consider alternative routes. The project will begin in October 2016 and is expected to be completed by March 2017
Pasadena Water and Power is in the process replacing an old generating unit with a more efficent combined cycle unit at the Glenarm Power Plant to further its commited to providing local and reliable electricity . Known as the Glenarm Power Plant Repowering Project, the retrofit will allow PWP to increase reliabilty and quick restoration in the event of a loss from one or more key resources. Using advanced combined cycle technology to replace inefficient generating units is a key component of PWP's Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).
Pasadena's 2011 Water Integrated Resources Plan established a long term strategy to meet current and future water needs. PWP plans to enhance our water supply reliability by providing recycled water to our customers for landscape irrigation and industrial uses in the future.
The project is for the construction of an underground electrical conduit system in Paloma Street from Canyon Wash Drive to Altadena Drive. PWP is replacing the city’s 4kV distribution system with a higher-capacity 17kV system to provide adequate system capacity to meet service demand and maintain service reliability.
Beautification and reliability have been at the forefront of a multi year Capital Improvement Program which began with the Underground Utility program in 1968. Under this initiative, the city works to underground overhead electric systems including cable and telephone communication