LADWP Receives Award for Load Management Program

The City of Los Angeles Quality and Productivity Commission recently honored Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) with a 2002 Productivity Improvement Award for its installation of the SmartMeter System from SmartSynch.

LADWP is deploying the SmartMeter System to more than 3,400 commercial and industrial customers-which include manufacturing facilities, large retail outlets and office buildings that consume more than 40 percent of the LADWP electricity load-to help reduce electricity demand by up to 240 MW. LADWP expects the system to reduce electricity bills by 15 percent and free up enough energy to power 240,000 homes.

“As the Western states struggle with forecast increased energy demand, LADWP is implementing aggressive energy management programs with our customers,” said Randy Howard, LADWP’s commercial services manager. “This award proves that we have provided a solution that gives commercial business the knowledge to conserve or shift energy use when power demand is high to low-peak, cost-effective time consumption time frames.”

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