LADWP Launches Public Outreach on Long-Range Energy Plan
Six Regional Workshops Slated in September
|LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) today announced dates for six regional community workshops to provide input on the city’s long-range power plan. The workshops are scheduled to take place in the San Fernando Valley, East Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, South Los Angeles and the Harbor area in mid-September. The public workshops will focus on the 2010 Draft Power Integrated Resource Plan (Draft IRP), which, when further developed and completed following public input gleaned from the workshops, will provide a framework for meeting the current and future energy needs of the city.
About 120 customers and other stakeholders attended the first public workshop, held on August 12.
“We are very excited by the turnout at our first workshop and look forward to hearing more input from the city’s diverse population as we conduct future workshops,” said Aram Benyamin, Senior Assistant General Manager, LADWP Power System. “This process is all about getting feedback from our customers to help shape the city’s energy future.”
During the workshops, participants have the opportunity to break into small groups, led by independent facilitators, to learn more about the Draft IRP, and provide comments as well as indicate their priorities for LADWP’s long-term energy plan. “We hope these small groups will provide a comfortable, informal atmosphere in which customers can feel free to comment on any aspect of the Draft IRP,” said Mr. Benyamin.
The Draft IRP provides information regarding LADWP’s long-term strategic investments such as local power plants, transmission systems, energy efficiency, and various approaches to adding renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Upcoming workshop dates and locations:
For more information, to register for a workshop or to submit comment, please visit www.lapowerplan.org.