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City Services Committee Receives Update on Electricity Delivery Master Plan – Pasadena Now


Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) will provide an update on the electricity supply master plan to the city council’s municipal services committee, which will hold a special online meeting starting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

The Power Delivery Master Plan (PDMP) is a 20-year roadmap for maintaining and updating Pasadena’s electrical distribution system.

Launched in November 2019 with the participation of a stakeholder technical advisory group representing a cross-section of PWP customers, the PDMP will outline the planned future state of PWP and establish goals and strategy to upgrade the aging power system. of public service.

As technology evolves and operational needs change, the PDMP will also assess current and future needs to keep the power system safe, reliable, resilient and efficient, said a memorandum from PWP Managing Director Gurcharan Bawa.

The plan is expected to be completed and presented to the City Services Committee and possibly City Council for approval by July. After that, the PDMP is supposed to be updated every five years to keep up to date with customer needs, technology, and other influencing factors.

Later in January, the stakeholder technical advisory group is scheduled to meet for the PWP to report on PDMP progress and preliminary resource requirements, as well as to solicit comments from members.

A public meeting on the PDMP can take place in April or May, followed by a presentation to the Pasadena Environmental Advisory Board in early June.

PWP serves approximately 67,000 customers in a service area that encompasses a total of 23 square miles in Pasadena and surrounding areas. About 87 percent of its customers are residential and 13 percent are commercial.

For more information on the PDMP, visit www.cityofpasadena.net/water-and-power/power-delivery-master-plan.

Members of the public can access the Municipal Services Committee meeting by http://pasadena.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=9 and www.pasadenamedia.org.

Public comments can be submitted by email to [email protected], or via www.cityofpasadena.net/commissions/public-comment.

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