LADWP Heat Storm Update: July 7, 2018, 10 P.M.

 

LADWP crews working to repair damaged cable in the 5400 block of Fulton Avenue

LADWP crews working to repair damaged cable in the 5400 block of Fulton Avenue

With another triple-digit day of record-breaking heat, electricity demand and additional outages, LADWP has increased its estimated restoration time from 12 – 24 hours to 24-48 hours, with restoration work on some more complex outages potentially taking longer than 48 hours.  Unrelenting weather conditions and high energy demand continue to strain equipment, ranging from underground cables, to overhead power lines, as well as larger-scale equipment including overloaded power distribution stations and related equipment. Power restoration crews have been called in from DWP facilities in Lone Pine, Bishop, Mojave, and Victorville CA, as well as from contract crews to assist LA-based crews working 16-hour shifts around the clock to restore power to all affected customers. Saturday’s peak electricity use exceeded 5700 megawatts, making it the 2nd highest weekend day in LA history.

As of 10 P.M., localized power outages are affecting approximately 37,000 LADWP customers out of 1.5 million. Since the heat storm began Friday, LADWP crews have restored power to nearly 20,000 customers with an average outage duration of 11 hours.

In the Metro Los Angeles area, Beverly Grove is down to 19 customers affected from 2,000 without power earlier in the afternoon. Other communities  with the most customers impacted are: Westlake with 4,600 customers without power;  Koreatown, 4,900 customers; Los Feliz at 3,300 customers; and Exposition Park, Echo Park, Silver Lake, Larchmont, Hollywood and Hancock Park ranging from 1,000 to 2,000 customers without power.

In the valley area, Encino is down to 78 customers without power, down from 1,400 customers this afternoon. Sherman Oaks has approximately 1,600 customers without power.

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

By Community

Metro

Community Customers
MID-WILSHIRE 761
LOS FELIZ 3330
OTHER 1155
MONTECITO HEIGHTS 38
ELYSIAN VALLEY 33
WESTWOOD 256
CHEVIOT HILLS 68
WEST LOS ANGELES 17
EXPOSITION PARK 1698
EAST HOLLYWOOD 270
EL SERENO 168
ATWATER VILLAGE 37
GRAMERCY PARK 22
HOLLYWOOD HILLS WEST 958
MID-CITY 158
HOLLYWOOD 1149
STUDIO CITY 135
WEST ADAMS 779
FAIRFAX 56
WINDSOR SQUARE 927
CYPRESS PARK 105
LINCOLN HEIGHTS 23
BEL-AIR 11
HARVARD HEIGHTS 5
BOYLE HEIGHTS 76
HOLLYWOOD HILLS 47
BRENTWOOD 63
PALMS 26
SOUTH PARK 23
GLASSELL PARK 3
SAN PEDRO 35
BEVERLY CREST 459
MANCHESTER SQUARE 19
HYDE PARK 94
LARCHMONT 1630
JEFFERSON PARK 30
HIGHLAND PARK 1219
EAGLE ROCK 90
ECHO PARK 1972
SILVER LAKE 1892
PACIFIC PALISADES 12
MAR VISTA 15
PICO-ROBERTSON 378
LEIMERT PARK 55
HANCOCK PARK 1153
DEL REY 57
BALDWIN HILLS/CRENSHAW 27
WESTLAKE 4585
KOREATOWN 4962
BEVERLY GROVE 19

 

Valley

Community Customers
OTHER 339
PORTER RANCH 15
ARLETA 8
LAKE BALBOA 28
NORTHRIDGE 48
ENCINO 78
CANOGA PARK 27
MISSION HILLS 7
WEST HILLS 26
SUN VALLEY 287
SYLMAR 10
TARZANA 183
RESEDA 795
WINNETKA 18
GRANADA HILLS 267
VALLEY GLEN 68
VAN NUYS 120
CHATSWORTH 12
PANORAMA CITY 317
SHADOW HILLS 21
SHERMAN OAKS 1627
WOODLAND HILLS 27
NORTH HILLS 62
NORTH HOLLYWOOD 74

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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