The Station Fire Threatens Power Transmission Lines While Temperatures
And Energy Demand Remain High
LOS ANGELES- The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) asks all customers to conserve as much energy as possible today as the Station Fire rages in the Angeles National Forest and high temperatures continue to increase energy demand from customers.
The Station Fire has the potential to cross and affect the Department's 500 KV transmission lines northeast of the Acton area today. These high-voltage power lines are critical to maintaining a steady supply of power to the city, especially as demand for energy rises throughout the day.
To make up for the potential loss of power transmission, the LADWP has activated all in-basin power plants in order to generate energy.
The LADWP power distribution system is functioning normally during the current heatwave. The threat posed by the Station Fire is to two transmission lines used for importing power into its system. The threat to these lines, combined with the typical high energy demand on hot days, makes it even more necessary that all customers make every effort to reduce their energy demand immediately and continue to do so throughout the day.
Residents are urged to turn off air conditioners if possible and when safe, or otherwise run their air conditioner systems at 78 degrees or higher; turn off lights not currently in use and avoid using appliances as long as doing so does not compromise their or their family members' health or safety.
The Department is vigilantly monitoring the fire and in the event there is reason to believe the LADWP system may be impacted, we will update the media and the public accordingly.
For updates, please go to www.ladwpnews.com and follow the Department's Twitter account, @LADWP.
LADWP Public Affairs
LADWP Neighborhood Council Liaison