OUTLOOK FOR SUMMER RELIABILITY

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    POWER

    Ensuring Electric Reliability this Summer

    The major gas leak that occurred at the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility in October 2015 significantly impacted the Porter Ranch community and  surrounding areas. While the leak was stopped, the current moratorium on new gas injections at Aliso Canyon poses a significant challenge for electric utilities to maintain power reliability this summer.

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    WATER

    Let’s Keep Saving Water, LA!

    While El Niño brought some relief to the water supply up north, it did little to help LA and Southern California. The good news is that LA has enough water to meet our city’s needs as long as Angelenos keep conserving, using water responsibly, and abiding by water conservation provisions.

IMPACT OF ALISO CANYON 



The Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility is a critical gas supply resource necessary for a reliable fuel supply to LADWP’s power generators. Due to a natural gas leak at Aliso Canyon, there is a moratorium on new injections of gas into the facility until the wells have passed comprehensive tests or been isolated, and deemed safe. This uncertain status will make it challenging to maintain electric reliability this summer, due to the fact that gas is needed at 17 generating plants in the greater Los Angeles area. LADWP is doing everything possible to reduce and avoid electrical interruptions while Aliso Canyon undergoes the necessary safety review. These challenges and mitigation measures are described in the Aliso Canyon Action Plan.
 

WAYS TO SAVE

LADWP wants to partner with our customers to meet these challenges by reducing water and power use. And with recent rate changes that encourage conservation, now is the time to take action. Here are some important tips can help you save.

Ways To Save Electricity

Ways To Save Water

  • Quick Tip: Turn off the tap when brushing teeth - saves up to 3 gallons a day.

    More ways to save water
  • Save Water & Money: Reduce outdoor water use by replacing your lawn with California Friendly landscaping. Get $1.75 per sq. ft. Check out our

    Turf Replacement Program

DROUGHT

With critical drought conditions persisting in Los Angeles and Southern California, LADWP continues to urge customers to use water wisely. LADWP is working to meet aggressive conservation targets established by Mayor Eric Garcetti to reduce water usage.

We’ve made major progress in
Key energy and water
related initiatives

On April 15, 2016, the water and power rate adjustments for 2016 to 2020 were implemented. The new rates will accelerate the replacement of aging water and power infrastructure, protect our water supply against drought conditions, transform energy supply to meet mandates, and improve customer service.

 

Learn more about how we are investing in water and power infrastructure.

PUTTING OUR CUSTOMERS FIRST

LADWP is putting customers first through:

  • UPGRADING INFRASTRUCTURE

    We ensure you have reliable water and power and water service by replacing aging infrastructure in a steady, cost-efficient and customer-focused way.

  • REGULATORY MANDATES & SUPPLY TRANSITION

    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.

  • IMPROVING THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

    We are putting customers first by improving customer service in every interaction, increasing resources to improve the customer experience, and engaging in open, frequent and direct communications with our customers.

  • COMPETITIVE RATES & ACCOUNTABILITY

    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.

NEWS

STATEMENT: Mayor Garcetti Supports DWP's Water Rate Proposal

December 15 Posted by MYLADWP Share

In advance of the LADWP Board of Commissioner's consideration of a water rate proposal, Mayor Garcetti issued the following st...

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Improving & Maintaining LA's Vast Water Infrastructure

December 10 Posted by MYLADWP Share

LADWP’s water main leak rate is less than half the national industry average, and leaks have decreased by 37 percent over the p...

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See How We are Keeping our Rates Affordable for You!

November 25 Posted by MYLADWP Share

Would it surprise you to learn that historically, our water and electricity rates have been among the LOWEST in the Los Angeles...

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Check Out KPCC Report on Rates Outreach Meetings

November 18 Posted by MYLADWP Share

KPCC’s Sharon McNary offers a report on LADWP’s extensive outreach effort to educate residential customers, businesses and prof...

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