Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Power plant fire

Via Council member Jacque Robinson - Pasadenans: Our Glenarm power plant suffered a fire earlier today. In anticipation of the heatwave that will continue this week, please do your part to help us conserve energy to avoid service interruptions. 

PWP advises all customers to run air conditioners at no less than 78 degrees, close curtains and blinds to keep out direct heat from the Sun and unplug all unnecessary electronics and appliances : "With GT-2 now out of service and GT-1 and GT-3 both offline for repairs, Pasadena’s local power plant is currently operating with just one power generating unit, GT-4, a natural gas-fired system than can produce at peak about 45 megawatts of power. 

PWP is urging all Pasadena residents and businesses to be extra vigilant in their energy conservation during this week’s hot weather, especially between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. The power plant does have a fifth unit, B-3, which uses steam technology and cannot be brought online in time to help augment power needs due to the heat wave."

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