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DATE: July 20, 2012 2:42:08 PM PDT

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LADWP Marks Major Milestone with Commissioning of Utility-Scale Solar Power Plant on Monday, July 23

Adelanto Solar Power Project Begins Delivering 10 MW of Green Energy to L.A.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will marke a major milestone in its expansion of renewable energy with the commissioning of a utility-scale solar power plant, the Adelanto Solar Power Project, co-located at the Adelanto Switching Station in Adelanto, Calif. The event will also recognize LADWP's management and IBEW Local 18 employees who built the solar installation, which is now the largest in the U.S. built and owned by a municipal utility.

The Adelanto Solar Power Project is an important component of LADWP’s power supply transformation as the LADWP expands the use of solar energy as part of increasing renewable energy delivered to customers from the current 20% level to 33% by 2020. 

The event will also highlight construction progress on LADWP’s second utility-scale project co-located at its Pine Tree Wind Farm in the Tehachapi Mountains.


The Adelanto Solar Power Project Employee Recognition and Commissioning Event


Ronald O. Nichols, General Manager, LADWP
Aram Benyamin, LADWP Senior Assistant General Manger – Power
Brian D’Arcy, Business Manager, IBEW Local 18


Monday, July 23, 2012
Program begins promptly at 9 a.m.


The Adelanto Solar Power Project
Adelanto Switching Station
16453 Raccoon Ave.
Adelanto, CA 92301
The event will take place at the lay-down area
at the site of the Adelanto Solar Power Project.
Driving Directions & Map


Began construction November 2011
Began generating power for L.A. June 30, 2012
Power capacity: 10 MW (AC), 11.4 MW (DC)
Produces 500,700 MWh over 25 years; 3,300 homes/year
Financed through $48 million in Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds,
under the Federal Recovery and Reinvestment Act