Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Energy Use Breaks Records Today

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
Your donation today keeps LAist independent, ready to meet the needs of our city, and paywall free. Thank you for your partnership, we can't do this without you.

What the LA Department of Water & Power is saying today during the heatwave: "Yesterday's energy peak reached 5856 megawatts, and was the second highest load in June. Today's peak demand is expected to reach or exceed the record of 6165 megawatts, set on July 24, 2006. While the LADWP has enough power to meet the city's needs, extraordinary demand during prolonged hot temperatures puts a tremendous strain on the city's electrical distribution equipment. Customers are asked to do their part by cutting back on energy usage. For its part, the LADWP's crews remain prepared to respond to any outages. As of 2 p.m., less than 60 out 1.4 million customers were experiencing outages."