Beacon Energy Storage System Will Improve Integration of Solar Power and Reduce Need for Natural Gas to Maintain Electric Reliability
Located inside San Francisquito Canyon near the trickling waters of the Los Angeles Aqueduct sits the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP) Power Plant One, a 70 megawatt (MW) capacity hydroelectric plant whose grand opening 100 years ago today marked the start of Los Angeles’ electric future.
LADWP Assists PG&E with Restoring Power to Customers after Northern California Storms Impact Power for nearly 100,000
When emergency strikes, receiving the support of friends can make all the difference.
Young Women Trained on Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through Newly-Launched STEM N’ Sustainability Program
Over 50 female students from Esteban Torres High School, Los Angeles Technical Trade College (LATTC) and California State University Northridge (CSUN) were introduced to the world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers at the La Kretz Innovation Campus in Downtown Los Angeles as part of the STEM N’ Sustainability program’s inaugural event.
The proposed bill details and ensures service level commitments to LADWP customers
15 Utility Business Customer Champions Named, LADWP ranked 3rd in Western US
Rain in the Forecast: LADWP Customers Urged to Shut Off Sprinklers
LADWP Will Install More Power Pole EV Chargers as Part of Pilot Program
By William Funderburk, Vice President, Los Angeles Board of Water & Power Commissioners
A pilot project from LADWP that uses an innovative technology called “Aqua Pipe” was the subject of a recent NBC feature story.
Mayor Garcetti calls on all Angelenos to conserve energy with the energy efficiency campaign. Read the news release and find out about ways to reduce energy consumption and save on your bill this summer.
The recent sale of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) power system revenue bonds issued on May 4 had an overwhelming response with over $1.5 billion of orders made on the $275 million offering. This resulted in one of the lowest interest costs of a Power System debt issuance in LADWP history at a low-interest rate of 3.26%. Additionally, LADWP refinanced $80.6 million in outstanding power system bonds, saving an estimated $11 million over the next eight years.
KPCC’s Sharon McNary reports on what this summer’s anticipated shortages of natural gas, coupled with wildfires, mean for the region’s power reliability.
The first heat wave of the year led to a “Flex Alert” being issued for the southland. David Montero of the LA Daily News takes a look at how regional utilities met energy demands and how residents conserved energy, beat the heat and stayed safe during three-digit temperatures.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) customers reached the peak energy demand level of 6,080 Megawatts today, surpassing the previous record high for the month of June – 6,053 Megawatts set on the same date in 2008. While demand fell short of the all-time record for the City – 6,396 Megawatts from September 16, 2014 – today’s peak demand was over 50 percent higher than the amount of energy demand experienced on a typical June day in the City of Los Angeles.
LADWP News: City of Los Angeles Offers Free Recycled Water for Irrigation - Recycled Water Fill Station at LA Zoo Opens
LOS ANGELES---The Honorable Councilmember David Ryu of the 4th District, along with officials from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation (LA SAN), and the Los Angeles Zoo (LA Zoo) announced the opening of the City of Los Angeles’ Recycled Water Fill Station at the LA Zoo on Friday, June 17th, 2016. Every Tuesday beginning June 21st, the fill station will be open to all eligible Los Angeles residents and business owners who want to pick up free disinfected tertiary recycled water for approved, non-drinking uses like watering trees, shrubs and lawns. The City of Los Angeles’ Recycled Water Fill Station pilot program helps “Save the Drop” by offering recycled water to offset demand for drinking water as Los Angeles continues to weather through drought.
In advance of the LADWP Board of Commissioner's consideration of a water rate proposal, Mayor Garcetti issued the following statement:
LADWP’s water main leak rate is less than half the national industry average, and leaks have decreased by 37 percent over the past seven years thanks to a proactive plan to replace older and more vulnerable pipes.
Would it surprise you to learn that historically, our water and electricity rates have been among the LOWEST in the Los Angeles region? Well, it’s true.
The LA Weekly examines the idea of drought shaming to get people to cut back on excessive water use, and whether or not that is a meaningful strategy for increasing water conservation. The story compares drought shaming to a more efficient tactic for curbing people’s use of a scarce resource—raising rates and creating better price signals.
A Los Angeles Times editorial takes a hard look at effective water conservation strategies, and agrees that LADWP and Mayor Eric Garcetti are correct to propose a fourth rate tier for the biggest users.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has proposed a 5-year water and power rate action that provides funding to accelerate the replacement of aging infrastructure, better protect against drought conditions, and meet water and power supply mandates while improving customer service. The proposed rates are also designed to further incentivize conservation while keeping LADWP’s rates low in comparison with nearby utilities.
LOS ANGELES — Californians have been ordered to save water because of the drought. But one of the best ways to save it is to not lose it in the first place. That is why many cities in this thirsty state have declared a war on leaks.
In Sacramento, a family using 500 kilowatt hours of electricity last October was charged $58. Customers in Los Angeles, also served by a public utility district, paid $79.
By THE TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD
Los Angeles DWP workers view a water main break on Sunset Boulevard near the UCLA campus in Westwood last July.
The city faces more than $1 billion in water pipe repairs. (Photo Credit: Los Angeles Times)
Last week, an 89-year-old pipe burst in the Hollywood Hills, releasing at least 100,000 gallons of water that flooded the streets, cracked sidewalks and submerged cars.
A report by KTLA’s Chris Burrous tells how you can save 85% off your electricity electric bill, and make your pool safer—at little or no cost. LADWP will provide rebates of up to $1,000 for an energy efficient, variable speed pool pump. Originally aired on KTLA 5 Morning News on Saturday, April 25, 2015.
We are transforming our power supply to meet mandates and to create a clean energy future for our customers. We are transforming our water supply by expanding local water supplies, reducing reliance on expensive imported purchased water, and meeting regulatory mandates for drinking water quality and Owens Lake dust control.
We keep water and power rates low compared to other local utilities through cost efficient measures wherever possible, and by using benchmarking and key performance metrics to guide our actions and aid our customers in holding us accountable.
Photo credit: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images
Article Originally Published On CBS LA
Take a bow, Southern California: you’re officially an “Energy Star”.
Los Angeles ranked second on a list of the top 25 U.S. cities with the most energy efficient buildings in the nation, according to a new report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The Department of Water and Power will increase its energy efficiency
15 percent by the year 2020, Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday said, noting that the move will surpass the state standard of 10 percent by 2021.
“Just as water conservation is how we will get through our drought and control our water costs, energy conservation is how we will address climate change and keep our power bills low,” Garcetti said at a news conference at the downtown construction site for The Bloc.
Study finds DWP offers among lowest rates compared to its peers, scores 1st and 2nd quartile on reliability and 1st quartile on operating costs, but must make customer service improvements
The water main break that flooded Nowita Place in 2013 wasn't the kind of spectacle that brought TV cameras. Water sprayed a foot in the air through a hole in the buckled asphalt, leaving residents in the Venice neighborhood without water service for hours.