Zach

Zach

Posted on 07/17/2013


Photo taken on February 25, 2013



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electricity
steam electric generation
Los Angeles River
megawatt
Los Angeles County
Glendale
Los Angeles
USA
California
public service department


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City of Glendale Public Service Department Steam Electric Generation Plant (CGPSDSEGP, or GWP for short) on the Los Angeles River. While it serves a 33 sq. mile (8,547 Hectare) area (including Glendale) with 1,411,606 Megawatt-Hours of electricity it actually only generates 194,680 Megawatt-Hours itself.

In 1906 the City of Glendale passed a bond to purchase and build an electric works system (with the city purchasing electricity from Southern California Edison). In 1937 (along with neighboring Burbank) Glendale began receiving additional electricity from Hoover Dam. However, it was determined that the supplement from Hoover would be insufficient by 1942 (so Glendale’s own steam generation plant was put into service in 1941). The latest (2003) addition to the plant is a 50 Megawatt unit.

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