It’s going to be a hot summer, Los Angeles. We all need to do our part to conserve energy and keep our power grid working smoothly.
Here are some simple steps you can take to conserve energy, reduce your energy bills, and help the environment.
It doesn’t take much, but it does take all of us. Together, we can Save Energy, L.A.
WHY THIS SUMMER IS DIFFERENT
With increasing heat due to climate change, more residents and businesses crank up their air conditioners while still using energy for lights, appliances, and other needs. This puts a strain on neighborhood power distribution equipment and the entire electricity grid, especially on hot days.
This summer however, we need to reduce energy use even more due to the disastrous Aliso Canyon gas leak. The leak was stopped but not before it impacted the health and lives of thousands of Angelenos and resulted in the largest methane leak in U.S. history. There is now a moratorium on new gas injections at Aliso Canyon, the largest gas storage facility in our region, which makes it more difficult for utility companies to maintain power reliability this summer. Gas is not only used in homes and businesses but is also the primary fuel for gas-fired electric power plants in the region, including four LADWP facilities in the City of Los Angeles.