Why are LADWP’s power rates going up?

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The power rate increase is necessary to expedite the pace of replacing aging infrastructure to ensure reliable power delivery to customers now and in the future.  Additional revenues are necessary to continue the transition of LADWP’s power supply to comply with regulatory mandates. Over the next 10 years, LADWP will eliminate the use of coal power, expand renewable energy and energy efficiency, decrease greenhouse emissions, and repower the generating units at coastal power plants to eliminate use of ocean water cooling. Additionally, funds will be used to improve timely and accurate billing and customer service, expand online customer service options, and expand rebate programs to offset bill increases.