LADWP Customers Hit Annual High for Power Use Amidst Heat Wave
Officials call on further conservation as high temps persist
|LOS ANGELES—As Los Angeles weathers through extreme temperatures this week, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) customers registered a new peak energy demand for this year on Tuesday at 4:10 p.m., estimated at 5,926 megawatts (MW). This is the highest peak for 2015, approaching the all-time peak demand of 6,396 MW reached in September 2014. With the continuing hot weather, LADWP forecasts energy demand of about 6,200 MW today.
To help avoid straining the grid and reducing energy demand, LADWP urges customers to stay comfortable while saving power between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. when demand is at its highest. The utility offers the following highly effective conservation measures:
LADWP crews are working round-the-clock and at the ready to respond to any power outages. To report any loss of power, call 1-800-DIAL-DWP.
Daily energy use in Los Angeles averages about 4,700 megawatts during the summer, and usually increases in late August through September. For more energy-saving tips, visit www.ladwp.com/EEtips. To read the City of Los Angeles’ Hot Weather Bulletin and for a list of cooling centers, click here.
Michelle Figueroa, LADWP Communications