Power Content Label

Pasadena Water and Power generates and acquires a diverse range of energy types, ranging from renewable resources such as solar, wind and geothermal to traditional energy sources such as natural gas, and coal.

AB 162 (Statute of 2009) and Senate Bill 1305 (Statutes of 1997) require retail electricity suppliers to disclose information to California consumers about the energy resources used to generate the electricity they sell. PWP provides this information through its Power Content Label. The Power Content Label also illustrates the supply resource breakdown for the State’s power mix, for the same time period as a comparison.

Pasadena’s Power Content Label demonstrates that PWP is ahead of the California average in its proportional use of Renewable Energy Resources. Compare our 32% to California’s overall 25%.

2016 PWP Power Mix

     2016 California Total Power Mix

      Below is a breakdown of the power sources in the charts above:

      ENERGY RESOURCES 2016 PWP POWER MIX3 (Actual) 2016 PWP GREEN POWER MIX4 (Actual) 2016 CA POWER MIX2 
      (for comparison)
      Eligible Renewable Total 32% 100% 25%
           – Biomass & Waste 16%   2%
          – Geothermal 2%   4%
          – Eligible Hydroelectric 1%   2%
          – Solar 5% 100% 8%
          – Wind 8%   9%
      Coal  40%  0%   4% 
      Large Hydroelectric  4%  0%  10% 
      Natural Gas  12%  0%   37% 
      Nuclear 7%  0%  9% 
      Unspecified Sources of Power1  5%  0%  15% 
      TOTAL 100% 100% 100%

      1. “Unspecified sources of power” means electricity from transactions that are not traceable to specific generation sources.
      2. Percentages are estimated annually by the California Energy Commission (CEC) based on the electricity sold to California consumers during the previous year.
      3. “PWP Power Mix” represents all sources of energy procured by PWP and provided to all customers.
      4. Additional resources procured to achieve the 100% renewable power supply for the Green Power Program include solar and wind resources.
      ALL PERCENTAGES ARE ROUNDED.
       For general information about the Power Content Label, visit the California Energy Commission website or call the CEC at 844.454.2906.

      PWP’s Commitment to Renewable Resources

      At PWP, we are committed to supporting and increasing renewable energy resources in our power mix. By comparing the Power Content Labels from 2007 to 2015, it is clear that PWP is dedicated to developing an energy portfolio that reflects the organization’s sustainability goals.

      Calendar Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
      Eligible Renewable Total 8% 8% 9% 16% 24% 24% 27%

      28%

      29%
           – Biomass & Waste 5% 6% 5% 8% 13% 14% 16%

      19%

      15% 
          – Geothermal 1% 1% 2% 2% 1% 3% 7%

               2%

        4% 
         -Eligible Hydroelectric <1% 1% 1% <1% 2% 5% 1%

       0%

        3%

       – Solar <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1% <1%

            0%

      0%

          – Wind 1% 1% 1% 6% 8% 2% 3%

              7%

      7%

      Coal 65% 60% 61% 54% 56% 44% 52% 48% 34%
      Large Hydroelectric 7%  6%  5%  4%  4%  4%  5% 4% 4%
      Natural Gas 15%  20%  18%  13%  7%   13%   5% 8% 6%
      Nuclear 5%  6%  6%  6%  6%  7%  7% 7% 7%
      Unspecified Sources of Power1 N/A1  N/A1  N/A1  7%  3%  8%  4% 5% 21%
      TOTAL 100%  100%  100%  100%  100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

      The CEC accounting treatment for Unspecified Sources of Power was revised in 2010. Through 2009, energy from Unspecified Sources was allocated to each of the listed energy resource categories based on the applicable California Power Mix

       

      To learn more about our energy resources and sustainability efforts, visit our Sustainability page.

      PWP Green Power Option

      PWP customers can opt for a cleaner, greener energy mix of 100% Renewable Energy resources through the Green Power Program.