Heat wave causes record-breaking power use in Los Angeles

SYLMAR, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An intense heat wave that brought record-breaking triple-digit temperatures to the Southland also caused record-breaking power use in Los Angeles.

Among the high power use, many areas also experienced power outages, including more than 1,000 people in Sylmar. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power restored power to many of the 1,100 customers left without electricity by Tuesday morning, but continued to work on full restoration.

The LADWP said Monday's record-breaking heat also brought on record-breaking power use for June. While demand fell short for the all-time record from September 2014, it still broke the record set in 2008.

Demand peaked at more than 50 percent, which is higher than an average day in June for the city of Los Angeles.

The LADWP urges customers to continue trying to conserve energy amid the hot temperatures.
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