Magnolia Power Project
Updated December 23, 2009
Q. What is the Magnolia Power Project?
A. The Magnolia Power Project in Burbank provides a clean, reliable and lower-cost electricity resource for six Southern California cities. The 310-megawatt (MW) power plant serves as a reliable, locally controlled generating plant for the cities of Burbank, Anaheim, Glendale, Pasadena, Cerritos and Colton at a time when California still faces long-term electricity supply uncertainty.
Q. How much power does the City of Cerritos obtain from the Magnolia Power Project?
A. The City of Cerritos receives 10 megawatts from the Magnolia Power Project. This is 4 percent of the project's capacity.
Q. Who uses the electricity the City of Cerritos obtains from the Magnolia Power Project?
A. The Magnolia Power Project services the City’s power needs for items such as traffic signals, park lighting, water wells and various City facilities including the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts and the Cerritos Library. The City sells power to the ABC Unified School District, Valley Christian Schools, and the majority of the dealerships in the Cerritos Auto Square. Power for residents and businesses continues to be provided by Southern California Edison.
Q. Where is the Magnolia Power Project located?
A. In Burbank, California, in the northeast portion of BWP's generating station complex adjacent to Magnolia Boulevard.