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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: June 21, 2008 5:02:07 AM PDT

POWER OUTAGE UPDATE as of 5:00 a.m.

LADWP crews worked throughout the night to restore power to approximately 15,000 customers since temperatures and customer demand for power soared yesterday. As of 5 a.m., less than 8,000 customers in the San Fernando Valley still remain without power. 

The following communities are experiencing the most number of power outages:

Reseda/Northridge: 2,886

Studio City: 412

Toluca Lake: 1,978

Crews are also working on restoration of neighborhood outages in El Segundo, Hancock Park, Granada Hills, and Tujunga, among other smaller outages.

While LADWP has enough power to meet the City's needs during this heat wave, extraordinary demand during prolonged hot temperatures puts a tremendous strain on the City's electrical distribution equipment.  LADWP urges customers to cut back on energy consumption today as the potential for record-breaking temperatures remains high. 

Yesterday, the energy load peaked at 6053 megawatts at 3:13 p.m.  The all-time record peak load is 6165 megawatts, which occured July 24, 2006.

For more information contact:
Terry Schneider
LADWP Public Affairs
(213) 367-2265