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)

Between 2010 and 2017, non-residential electricity consumption has consistently accounted for approximately 70% of total electricity consumption.

LA County Annual Electrical and Natural Gas Use Per Capita (MMBTU per year)

Countywide residential natural gas consumption has declined since 2010, mainly due to a decrease in residential consumption (non-residential consumption has increased from 2010 to 2017).

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 (2017)

In 2017, total county-owned building electricity consumption was approximately 656 GWh.

Natural Gas Consumption for County-owned Buildings (2015)

In 2015, total county-owned natural gas consumption was 56,865,289 therms.

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)

PEV Registrations

  • 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.

EV charging stations

As of December 2018, there were 1,013 EV charging stations operating across LA County, which equates to approximately 1 charging station per 10,000 residents. Multiple chargers at one station is counted as one station.