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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • Newton: DWP's new general manager is on the hot seat

    Newton: DWP's new general manager is on the hot seat
    The view from the top floor of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power testifies to its place in the life and history of the city. To the north and west are Silver Lake and the Hollywood Hills, dotted with reservoirs that define neighborhoods and store water; over the horizon lies the San Fernando Valley, made possible when the DWP grabbed water from the Owens Valley and brought it to Los Angeles. And to the southeast sits City Hall. Notably, the seat of city government is at the bottom of the hill; the DWP is at the top.
  • State's sprint to wind, solar power could trigger crisis, panel warns

     
    As state officials scramble to transition California’s power grid toward more renewable energy, consumers are threatened with being saddled with billions of dollars of unnecessary costs due to poor planning and lack of oversight, a government...

    New Edison power plant circa 1924

     
    In the midst of a Southern California power shortage, construction is rushed on addition to the Long Beach steam plant located on Terminal Island.

    In wake of Fukushima disaster, Japan to end nuclear power by 2030s

     
    The Japanese government announced a dramatic turn in its energy policy Friday, vowing to make the densely populated island nation nuclear-free by the 2030s. Last year's tsunami-triggered disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power complex forced evacuation of...

    L.A.'s ratepayer advocate backs hikes in electricity charges

     
    The ratepayer advocate appointed to bring more transparency utility bill hikes at Los Angeles' Department of Water and Power gave his blessing Wednesday to a proposed 11% electricity rate increase. Fred Pickel, who was appointed in February to the...