LADWP Heat Storm Update: July 8, 2018, 10 A.M.

 

LADWP crews working to repair damaged cable on Commonwealth Avenue to restore power to apartment building behind them.


LADWP power system crews made significant progress overnight and now have restored power to nearly 51,000 customers since the heat storm began Friday. Additional overnight crews and cooler temperatures in the late evening and early morning hours helped crews who have been working 16-hour shifts make progress.

As of 10 A.M. Sunday morning, crews continue to work to restore power to 29,350 customers out of LADWP’s 1.5 million total customers. Power restoration crews include staff who have been called in from DWP facilities in Lone Pine, Bishop, Mojave, and Victorville CA, as well as from contract crews.

For customers currently without power, LADWP estimates 24 – 48 hours to restore service from the time the outage occurred.  Some more complex outage repairs may take longer than 48 hours.

Saturday’s peak electricity use exceeded 5700 megawatts, making it the 2nd highest weekend day in LA history. Friday’s peak electricity use reached 6256 Megawatts (MW), setting a new record for a July day.

Below is a breakdown of the outages as of 10 A.M.

By Community

Metro

Community Customers
MID-WILSHIRE 1288
OTHER 1404
LOS FELIZ 750
ELYSIAN VALLEY 33
WESTWOOD 173
WEST LOS ANGELES 17
CHEVIOT HILLS 55
EXPOSITION PARK 67
EAST HOLLYWOOD 400
EL SERENO 168
ATWATER VILLAGE 41
CARTHAY 45
FAIRFAX 56
MID-CITY 141
HOLLYWOOD 1149
WEST ADAMS 112
HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST 1121
WINDSOR SQUARE 927
CYPRESS PARK 105
LINCOLN HEIGHTS 23
BEL-AIR 11
BOYLE HEIGHTS 143
HARVARD HEIGHTS 16
HOLLYWOOD HILLS 28
BRENTWOOD 31
PALMS 26
PICO-UNION 29
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS 53
GRIFFITH PARK 1110
GLASSELL PARK 3
WESTCHESTER 44
HYDE PARK 94
MANCHESTER SQUARE 19
LARCHMONT 213
JEFFERSON PARK 30
HIGHLAND PARK 1219
SILVER LAKE 1865
EAGLE ROCK 64
ECHO PARK 1991
PACIFIC PALISADES 12
PICO-ROBERTSON 378
HANCOCK PARK 163
LEIMERT PARK 1758
DEL REY 422
BALDWIN HILLS/CRENSHAW 1044
WESTLAKE 2285
KOREATOWN 4859
BEVERLY GROVE 19

 

Valley

Community Customers
OTHER 138
PORTER RANCH 15
ARLETA 24
LAKE BALBOA 20
NORTHRIDGE 48
ENCINO 51
CANOGA PARK 38
MISSION HILLS 7
STUDIO CITY 277
WEST HILLS 26
SUN VALLEY 45
SYLMAR 9
TARZANA 309
GRANADA HILLS 267
RESEDA 5
WINNETKA 18
VALLEY GLEN 68
TOLUCA LAKE 12
PACOIMA 10
VAN NUYS 151
SHADOW HILLS 30
PANORAMA CITY 1833
SHERMAN OAKS 1613
NORTH HILLS 8
NORTH HOLLYWOOD 27

During periods of excessively hot temperatures for extended periods of time, electrical equipment can become overheated as customers typically operate air conditioners around the clock, increasing the strain on neighborhood power distribution equipment. We appreciate our customers’ patience as our crews get power restored to those affected and we continue to urge customers to reduce their electricity use in the afternoon and evening hours by setting air conditioner thermostats to 78 degrees and not using appliances like clothes washers and dryers until after 9PM.

Click here for more information on this record heat storm and how to conserve. If you need to cool off, the City of LA offers cooling centers where you can beat the heat.

To report a power outage, customers should call 1-800-DIAL-DWP. To check the status of an outage, visit our outage maps at http://www.ladwp.com .

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