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    From: Jack Humphreville Date: Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 10:58 AM Subject: LADWP Urges Customers to Conserve Energy Today To: Jack
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      From: Jack Humphreville <Jack@...>

      Date: Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 10:58 AM
      Subject: LADWP Urges Customers to Conserve Energy Today
      To: Jack Humphreville <Jack@...>

      Power Down

      DATE: August 31, 2009 10:21:33 PST



      The Station Fire Threatens Power
      Transmission Lines While Temperatures
      And Energy Demand
      Remain High

      LOS ANGELES- The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) asks all
      customers to conserve as much energy as possible today as the Station Fire rages
      in the Angeles National Forest and high temperatures continue to increase energy
      demand from customers.

      The Station Fire has the potential to cross and affect the Department's 500
      KV transmission lines northeast of the Acton area today. These high-voltage
      power lines are critical to maintaining a steady supply of power to the city,
      especially as demand for energy rises throughout the day.

      To make up for the potential loss of power transmission, the LADWP has
      activated all in-basin power plants in order to generate energy.

      The LADWP?power distribution system is functioning normally during the
      current heatwave. The threat posed by the Station Fire is to two transmission
      lines used for importing power into its system. The threat to these lines,
      combined with the typical high energy demand on hot days, makes it even more
      necessary that all customers make every effort to reduce their energy demand
      immediately and continue to do so throughout the day.

      Residents are urged to turn off air conditioners if possible and when safe,
      or otherwise run their air conditioner systems at 78 degrees or higher; turn off
      lights not currently in use and avoid using appliances as long as doing so does
      not compromise their or their family members' health or safety.

      The Department is vigilantly monitoring the fire and in the event there is
      reason to believe the LADWP system may be impacted, we will update the media and
      the public accordingly.

      For updates, please go to www.ladwpnews.com and follow the
      Department's Twitter account, @LADWP.

      Joseph Ramallo
      LADWP Public Affairs

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