Sources of Power
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Where LADWP Electricity Comes From (as of November 2013)
DWP provides up to 6,500 megawatts of power to its 1.5 million paying customer accounts. Nearly a quarter of that power comes from power plants within the Los Angeles basin. The rest comes from elsewhere, including the Owens Valley, and as far away as the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest, and the coal fields of central Utah. The city’s reach for energy extends even further than its reach for water.

Coal-Fired Power Plants
40% of DWP’s energy comes from coal plants:

INTERMOUNTAIN POWER PLANT, DELTA, UT

NAVAJO GENERATING STATION, PAGE, AZ

Gas-Fired Power Plants
22% comes from gas-fired plants in the LA basin:

SCATTERGOOD GENERATING STATION, PLAYA DEL REY, CA

VALLEY GENERATING STATION, SUN VALLEY, CA    

HAYNES GENERATING STATION, LONG BEACH, CA

HARBOR GENERATING STATION, WILMINGTON, CA

Nuclear Power
11% is generated by nuclear power:

PALO VERDE GENERATING STATION, PALO VERDE, AZ

Hydro-Electric Plants
10% is generated from hydro-electric plants:

COLUMBIA RIVER DAMS, OR / WA
UPPER GORGE POWER PLANT, OWENS VALLEY, CA
MIDDLE GORGE POWER PLANT, OWENS VALLEY, CA
LOWER GORGE POWER PLANT, OWENS VALLEY, CA
PLEASANT VALLEY POWER PLANT, OWENS VALLEY, CA
BIG PINE POWER PLANT, OWENS VALLEY, CA
DIVISION CREEK POWER PLANT, OWENS VALLEY, CA
COTTONWOOD POWER PLANT, OWENS VALLEY, CA
HAIWEE POWER PLANT, OWENS VALLEY, CA
POWER PLANT #1, SAN FRANCISQUITO CANYON, CA
POWER PLANT #2, SAN FRANCISQUITO CANYON, CA
SAN FERNANDO POWER PLANT, SYLMAR, CA
FOOTHILL POWER PLANT, SYLMAR, CA
CASTAIC PUMPED STORAGE PROJECT, CASTAIC, CA

Other Sources of Renewable Energy
Around 8% of DWPs electricity comes from wind. Another 5-8% comes from other various sources, including biomass, landfill gas, geothermal, and solar. This amount is increasing as new generating sites come on line.