BURBANK WATER AND POWER

Programs

Landscaping is an integral feature to BWP's EcoCampus.

Smart Grid Program

In 2011 BWP rolled out its Smart Grid Program, installing new electric and water meters at all homes and businesses it serves. These new “smart meters” help improve electric and water service and, over time, will provide customers with the information and tools that give them better control over their energy and water use and bills. Benefits from this infrastructure modernization include increased water and energy efficiency, better utilization of resources, enhanced system efficiencies, integration of renewable energy, and faster response time in the event of an outage. Continuous improvement through modernization and enhanced operational efficiency are vital to ensure BWP’s services remain affordable, reliable, and sustainable for all ratepayers.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

In 2011, BWP successfully advocated for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and free EV charging for nine months. In December 2011, BWP and the City of Burbank unveiledthe first two public EV charging stations in Burbank. There are now 11 EV charging stations installed in public locations throughout the city. The stations are funded by a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant as part of a DOE-sponsored program that will help meet the city-wide goal of