Utility

The breakaway passes over the Southern California Aqueduct during stage six of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California from Santa Clarita to Mountain High on May 16, 2014 in Wrightwood, California. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

LA Uses 8.8 Percent Less Water Over Summer 2014 Despite Unusually High Temperatures

Water usage by residents in Los Angeles fell this summer from the levels used last year, LADWP officials reported Friday.

10/10/2014

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Utility To Pay $3.25M For 2011 Blackout Across California, Arizona, Mexico

The settlement approved Monday between the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Arizona Public Service Co. is expected to be the first of several stemming from the blackout that involved a half-dozen utilities and grid operators.

07/07/2014

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Power Outage Affects Nearly 5,000 Customers In Santa Clarita

The company says 4,975 customers lost power Saturday evening just after 5:40 p.m.

05/17/2014

DWP

DWP Wait Times Improve; Officials ‘Working Out’ Billing, Meter Issues

Customers with the Department of Water & Power can expect shorter wait times while calling about billing issues even as the utility continues to work toward improved services, officials said Wednesday.

03/05/2014

The City Council unanimously approved former Anaheim city manager Marcie Edwards as the new DWP General Manager in February. (credit: CBS)

City Council Unanimously Picks New LADWP General Manager

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a new general manager to lead the Department of Water and Power, which is plagued by costly computer problems and questions about missing money.

02/21/2014

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Study: Nearly 1 In 4 Edison Utility Poles Overloaded

Nearly a quarter of the Southern California Edison utility poles checked in a study were overloaded and didn’t meet safety requirements.

08/19/2013

(CBS)

Police Warn Customers Of LADWP Utility Scam

Police warned millions of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers Wednesday of a scam involving their utility bills.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/06/2013

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Regulators OK Rate Hike For Edison Customers

Customers of Southern California Edison can expect a bigger bill in the mail this winter.

11/30/2012

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Gas Co. Union To Customers: Don’t Pay Your Bills If We Strike

Disgruntled workers for one of the Southland’s biggest utilities signaled Thursday they could be ready to go on strike — and they want local customers to stand with them.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/29/2011

(CBS)

KFWB On Your Corner: Burbank Water & Power

Burbank has its own water and power utility that strives to be a leader in green technology and the kind of technology that feeds entertainment companies that are hungry to compete in the digital age.

09/16/2011

A screenshot of the fake website set up by the Central Basin Water District. (CBS)

Report: LA Utility Paid $200K In Public Funds To Boost Google Results

A newly-published report shows officials from the Central Basin Municipal Water District used public funds to buy positive press coverage.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/14/2011

Feds: Utilities May Face $1M-A-Day Fines For SoCal Power Outage

Federal officials on Friday began their investigation of state utility practices in the wake of a disruption that left millions without power.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/09/2011

(CBS)

DWP Looking To Hike Utility Rates

The Department of Water and Power wants to hike Los Angeles utility rates 5 percent, an average $19 over the next three years.

06/15/2011

(CBS)

LADWP To Cut Its Budget By More Than $400M

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is cutting its budget more than $400 million by imposing a hiring freeze, reducing nonessential training and eliminating take-home vehicles for executives.

04/06/2011

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