Energy Conservation Alert
With Heat Wave Expected Through Wednesday, LADWP Urges Customers to Save Energy While Staying Safe
|LOS ANGELES — With temperatures expected to remain high along the coast and reach triple digits in the San Fernando Valley through Wednesday, August 17, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) urges customers to reduce their energy use where possible while not putting their health or the health of their pets at risk.
“During the upcoming heat wave, we advise customers to conserve electricity as long as it does not jeopardize their health,” General Manager Marcie Edwards said. “Putting simple tips into action like closing curtains during the heat of the day and not using large appliances during the peak hours of noon to 6 p.m. will save electricity use and reduce the risk of possible outages due to strain on the electrical grid.”
High heat can impact power reliability as more residents and businesses use their air conditioners all at once, increasing the strain on neighborhood power distribution equipment.
To help reduce energy use, LADWP recommends the following as highly effective conservation measures:
For more energy-saving tips and information on money-saving energy efficiency rebates, visit www.MyLADWP.com.
How to Prepare for a Power Outage
LADWP urges customers to be alert and follow instructions when Flex Alerts are issued, signaling an urgent call for conservation during peak energy use periods. For the latest information regarding power outages in Los Angeles, follow LADWP on Twitter @LADWP. Customers may also sign up for LADWP email notifications on www.ladwp.com and www.ladwpnews.com.