By supporting an efficient transition to a zero
emission energy and transportation system, the
County will be a leader in taking action to address
the climate crisis.
Total LA County Annual Electricity Consumption (GWh)
LA County Annual Electrical and Natural Gas Use Per Capita (MMBTU per year)
Building Energy Use by Sector
Institutional and Industrial building sectors fuel use is masked in some years due to California
Public Utilities Commission's "15/15 rule".
LA County Building Electricity by Sector by City (2015)
LA County Building Natural Gas by Sector by City (2015)
Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Sold in LA County (2010-2017)
Electricity Consumption for County-owned Buildings
Natural Gas Consumption for County-owned Buildings
Energy Generation by Source (MW) by City (2017)
- Natural gas accounts for approximately 78% of all large-scale electricity generation within LA County.
- Renewable energy – including solar, hydro, and biomass – accounts for 22% of all large-scale electricity generation within LA County.
- There is only one coal-fired generation facility in the county – 35.8MW in Long Beach at the Tesoro Calciner Refinery.
Distributed Energy Sources by City (MW) (2017-2018)
- LA County had a total of 894 MW installed distributed generation capacity as of 2018.
- Annual installations had increased nearly every year from 2009 until 2016, after which there was a drop. Installations in 2018 are lower than in 2015
LA County Annual Renewable Energy Portfolio
The proportion of RPS eligible renewable energy in LA
County’s energy mix increased from 18% in 2010 to 32% in 2017.
Utility Power Content (2017)
- County-wide PEV and HEV registrations increased from 251,925 in 2014 to 375,586 in 2017, about a 50% increase.
- Hybrid electric vehicles are the most prevalent, although the share of hybrid electric vehicles has decreased from 86% in 2014 to 76% in 2017.