in 1906, Glendale purchased its electric utility in 1909, obtaining
power from outside suppliers. In 1937, it began receiving power from
the Hoover Dam and inaugurated the first of its own steam generating plant
units with 286 MW of gas-fired steam and combustion generating capacity. Glendale Water & Power (GWP) has
a diversified portfolio that also includes coal, nuclear, natural gas, and
hydro generating resources, as well as a comprehensive renewables
resource program comprised of wind, solar with battery energy storage system,
small hydro, and geothermal projects.
Today, GWP provides reliable electric services to over
90,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers within
a 31 square mile area. GWP continues to invest in improving the system
infrastructure to ensure its long-term reliability. Our vision is
to deliver reliable, high quality, environmentally-sensitive, and
sustainable water and power services to our customers in a caring and
cost-competitive manner, while creating a stimulating and rewarding work
experience for our employees.