LADWP POWER USE RECORDS BROKEN FOR SECOND STRAIGHT DAY
LOS ANGELES – Customers’ energy use hit a new record today of 5,709 megawatts, shattering the previous record of 5,123 megawatts set Oct. 2, 1991.
On Tuesday, energy use reached a peak demand of 5,533 megawatts, marking a record demand for fall and the fifth highest September load on record. The highest load recorded for the month of September is 5,938 megawatts set on Sept. 4, 2007 during last year’s Labor Day “heat storm.” The highest load recorded so far this year is 6,053 megawatts, reached on June 20, 2008.
“As hot summer days eventually yield to cooler temperatures, we urge customers to begin thinking now about ways to save energy and money on their power bills next year,” said David Nahai, LADWP CEO & General Manager.
LADWP offers its customers a number of ways to reduce their energy consumption, including cash incentives for more efficient appliances and exchange programs for inefficient appliances. For instance, swapping out conventional incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescents (CFLs) can save an estimated $34 over the life of one CFL and use one-third less energy. For more tips and other energy-saving programs, please visit www.ladwp.com, click on “Rebates & Programs,” and click on “Energy Efficiency.”
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