Glendale Wins Resource Efficiency Award from the California Municipal Utilities Association


Glendale Water and Power (GWP) has won another the California Municipal Utilities Association (CMUA) Resource Efficiency Award in the Large Utility Program category for its Mobile My Connect App. GWP’s Mobile My Connect offers customers a new and interactive app to better manage their energy and water usage on a SmartPhone, Tablet and Web anytime and anywhere. The user-friendly portal platform, provided by Smart Utility Systems (SUS), delivers near real-time usage information and two-way communication between the customer and GWP.

Every year, the CMUA Resource Efficiency Awards honor California’s publicly owned utilities that are on the forefront of innovative programs. “Glendale has a consistent track record of implementing innovative programs to help our customers save money and conserve, we are always looking for proven and verifiable technologies to better engage our customers,” said Steve Zurn, General Manager of GWP. The best utility programs compete for this coveted prize, and GWP has been winning for its innovative programs since 2004.

The free mobile app is available for download in the iTunes Store for Apple devices as well as Google Play for Android devices. GWP Mobile My Connect has a variety of modules to help customers view current and historical bills, pay bills, set budget goals, submit service requests, view/report outages, send messages directly to GWP and obtain electric vehicle or solar panel usage information. “The launch of GWP’s first mobile application is a result of our utility modernization efforts that enable us to offer our customers programs that change customer awareness, engage and educate them on the benefits of a modernized utility and help them save precious resources and money”, added Zurn.

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About Glendale Water and Power - Glendale Water & Power (GWP) is the City of Glendale’s water and electric utility. GWP provides water to 33,744 customers in Glendale, California. The city-owned utility also generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to 87,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers. www.GlendaleWaterAndPower.com

Smart Utility Systems is a business solutions company that focuses on the energy and utility sector. SUS leverages cutting edge technology to offer its Smart Software Solutions and Consulting & Advisory Services to major energy & utilities in support of their Smart Grid initiatives.

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