Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Providing service for more than a century, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) began delivering water to the city in 1902, and with the water came power. In 1916, LADWP first delivered electricity to the city purchased from the Pasadena Municipal Plant. A year later, LADWP began generating its own hydroelectric power at the San Francisquito Power Plant No. 1. After purchasing the remaining distribution system of Southern California Edison within the city limits in 1922, LADWP became the sole water and electricity provider for the City of Los Angeles. It is now the largest municipally owned electric utility in the nation, serving a population of 4.0 million residents over a 473 square mile area. LADWP remains on firm financial footing and serves as a valuable asset to the City of Los Angeles. LADWP reached its 20% renewable goal in 2010 and met and exceeded its mandated 33% renewable requirement in 2020 with a significant portion of such goal accomplished with projects transacted through SCPPA. LADWP is undergoing a transformation of its power supply. Over the next 15 years, there will be a transition away from coal towards an 80% renewable energy goal by 2030 and 100% carbon-free goal by 2035. LADWP will also ensure units comply with once-through-cooling mandates to eliminate the use of ocean water for cooling, increasing deployment of energy storage and distributed energy resources, investing in the Power System Reliability Program to ensure robust power system, and supporting electric transportation growth to decrease overall greenhouse gas emissions in the L.A. Basin.

Customers - Retail1,547,815
Power Generated and Purchased (in MWh)
Total Revenues (000s)$4,312,078*
Operating Costs (000s)$3,524,340*
Preliminary & Unaudited Fiscal Year-End June 30, 2021 Information