GWP Wins Its Sixth and Seventh State Award

Post Date:04/03/2014 8:54 AM

GWP Wins Its Sixth and Seventh State Award

 

Glendale Water & Power (GWP) is proud to announce it has won two new California Municipal Utilities Association (CMUA) Awards. The latest two awards are for its CEIVA Energy Consumer Engagement Program and the Hexavalent Chromium Removal Research Project. Each year utilities across California submit their programs to the CMUA for award consideration. Glendale Water & Power won for a large utility under the Best Energy Program and Best Water Program category.

 In late 2012, Glendale Water & Power (GWP) partnered with CEIVA Energy, a Home Energy Management provider to launch a program designed to increase customer awareness of water and power usage, provide tools that allow customers to take control of their consumption habits, and increase customer satisfaction. CEIVA Energy supplied Glendale Water and Power customers with CEIVA Homeview – a ZigBee enabled digital photo frame that connects directly to a customer’s digital meter and gives customers an instant view of their electricity demand and delivers information where customers are already paying attention; among their personal pictures. GWP customers have the flexibility to monitor their home from mobile apps, control Smart Thermostats/Smart Plugs, and take advantage of CEIVA’s picture sharing service. 

In late 2009, GWP started construction on two new Chromium 6 water treatment and testing facilities to support a four year research project that would benefit cities and water agencies faced with Chromium 6 in their water supplies. After receiving several grants for its research, GWP in 2013, released its final research report on Chromium 6 removal to the Department of Public Health which will help set a specific drinking water quality standard, Maximum Contaminant Level for Chromium 6 in water supplies.

“We are very excited to win two coveted CMUA Awards for our programs,” stated Steve Zurn, General Manager for GWP. “Both of these programs will benefit our customers in the long run. Our CEIVA Engagement program empowers customers in ways never before possible by giving our customers the tools and information to manage their energy and water usage. Whereas our research in Hexavalent Chromium 6 Removal Technology will help set industry wide standards for the effective removal of Chromium 6 from drinking water supplies,” added Zurn.

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Glendale Water & Power is the City of Glendale’s utility.  Glendale Water & Power generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to 85,358 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Glendale, California. The city-owned utility also provides water to 33,744 customers.  www.glendalewaterandpower.com 
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