WHAT: Public meeting to discuss possible locations for a proposed new power station (Distributing Station 104) to be constructed in the Pacific Palisades. The meeting will be a listening session for officials to receive public comment and feedback on 15 potential sites that will be considered for the DS 104 Task Force’s final recommendation to LADWP.
WHO: Members of the Distributing Station 104 Task Force
Los Angeles City Council District 11 representative
WHEN: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
WHERE: Palisades High School
15777 Bowdoin Street
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Continued growth in the Pacific Palisades and increasing electric loads from customers have caused the area’s power demand to outgrow the current distributing station’s designed capacity. The need for a new power station in the Pacific Palisades is critical to ensuring continued power reliability. LADWP has been performing stop-gap measures to temporarily meet demand, but a project of this nature cannot be delayed, as design and construction of a distributing station can take up to six years.
The biggest challenge this project has faced thus far is finding a location. Earlier this year, Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, LAUSD and LADWP convened the DS 104 Task Force to identify available locations in the Pacific Palisades that could be used for the distributing station. The task force was formed in response to significant neighborhood opposition to building the station next to Marquez Charter Elementary School.
LADWP has worked with the DS 104 Task Force, which is comprised of 15 Pacific Palisades community representatives, to find the best possible site for a new power distributing station in the area. Fifteen sites were reviewed by the Task Force and ranked into three tiers: (1) the best sites; (2) sites to be considered if tier one sites become non-viable; and (3) sites not compatible with the community. All 15 of the tiered site selections will be presented at the public meeting scheduled for January 15, 2013.
For more information contact:
LADWP Community Relations