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L.A. Department of Water and Power records highest-ever customer demand for electricity

September 27, 2010 |  8:05 pm

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on Monday recorded an all-time peak energy demand as the area was belted by record heat.

By 3:45 p.m., the utility had registered a peak demand of 6,177 megawatts, breaking a previous record of 6,165 megawatts July 24, 2006, the DWP said.

The DWP said the system functioned well but that several significant power outages were reported. As of 6:30 p.m., about 5,400 people were without power in neighborhoods including Westwood, Cheviot Hills and Sylmar.

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-- Robert J. Lopez

Photos: Hottest day in L.A. ever -- since 1877, anyway