Carlsbad Desal Plant Water Output Cut 20% to Conserve Power Amid Heat Wave – Carlsbad, California, USA

The Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant, which can produce up to 50 million gallons per day, typically accounts for about 1% of peak electricity demand in San Diego Gas & Electric’s service area.

Reducing water production will free up 9 megawatts, enough to power several thousand homes.