Facing deregulation, L.A. utility must choose between raised rates and layoffs
- L.A. utility chief floats plan to cut jobs, $4 billion of debt. Berkman, Leslie // Bond Buyer;10/30/97, Vol. 322 Issue 30263, p1
Discusses the reorganization plan proposed by Los Angeles Department of Water and Power general manager S. David Freeman for his utility to survive. Job cuts; Aim to shed debt from power-generation operations over five years; Freeman's caution that the largest American municipal utility will be...
- Shock Therapy. Rimensnyder, Sara // Reason;Oct2001, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p16
Deals with the positive effect of electricity deregulation plan of California on the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Financial assets of the department as of October 2001; Details on how the plan works for the department; Contribution of general manager David Freeman on the turnaround...
- Los Angeles set for pipe repairs. // ENR: Engineering News-Record;12/22/97, Vol. 239 Issue 25, p19
Announces that proposed layoffs of workers in the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will not deter it from accelerating a $450 million program to replace 144 miles of aging large-diameter steel water lines. Comment from officials; What the targeted pipelines account for; Estimated cost...
- L.A. Water, Power Agency budget will allow paydown. Figler, Andrea // Bond Buyer;06/21/99, Vol. 328 Issue 30666, p4
Reports that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) commissioners in Los Angeles, California approved a multi-billion dollar budget as of June 1999, clearing the way for its debt pay-down and capital investment plans. Effect of additional cash provisions in the budget on the...
- Lactation programs yield multiple benefits. Geisel, Jerry // Business Insurance;1/31/94, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p12
Reports on Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's development of an onsite lactation program to reduce employee absenteeism and cut health care costs. Costs of the use of the breast pumps; Other benefits of the program.
- IR imaging is key to maintenance program. Beaty, Wayne // Electric Light & Power;Feb96, Vol. 74 Issue 2, p23
Reports on the use of a comprehensive program of predictive/preventive maintenance at the Los Angeles Water and Power Department in California to meet operational demands. Identification of problem spots with infrared imaging before they become serious; Regular checks and inspection of...
- Los Angeles utility weighs agency choices. Buyikian, Teresa; Dawson, Angela // Adweek Western Edition;04/14/97, Vol. 47 Issue 15, p3
States that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power plans to review its advertising account. Financial aspects of the account; Speculates on the competition among utility companies which will arise from the deregulation of the industry; Comments from Tom McCloskey, the department's...
- Los Angeles DWP to borrow $1 billion in order to pay down its power debt. Figler, Andrea // Bond Buyer;01/10/2000, Vol. 331 Issue 30804, p3
Focuses on the plans of the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power in California to borrow funds to finance its debt used for upgrading its distribution system. Pricing given to fixed-rate revenue bonds attached with the borrowed funds; Nominal maturity of the fund in 10 years.
- LADWP Awards Substation Automation Contract to SchlumbergerSema. // Transmission & Distribution World;Nov2002, Vol. 54 Issue 11, p12
Reports the business contract signed between Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and SchlumbergerSema. Aim of the company to furnish integration services and equipment in electrical substations; Worth of the contract; Terms of agreement.