A virtual press event to release the Los Angeles 100% Renewable Energy Study, known as LA100. This groundbreaking independent study is the result of a nearly four-year effort led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in conjunction with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and an L.A.-based stakeholder advisory group. Using rigorous analysis that combined dozens of models and included more than 100 million simulations, the study is an unprecedented review of the various pathways available to the LADWP – the nation’s largest municipally owned utility – to meet the ambitious clean energy targets set by Mayor Garcetti and the Los Angeles City Council and provide reliable power during high demand conditions.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 AM PST
Watch live at https://www.facebook.com/MayorOfLA.
Press that would like to cover the event should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org before 8:30 AM PST, March 24th.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Hon. Jennifer M. Granholm, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy
Hon. Nury Martinez, Los Angeles City Council President, 6th District
Hon. Mike Bonin, Los Angeles City Councilmember, 11th District
Hon. Kevin De Leon, Los Angeles City Councilmember, 14th District
Hon. Paul Koretz, Los Angeles City Councilmember, 5th District
Hon. Paul Krekorian, Los Angeles City Councilmember, 2nd District
Hon. Mitch O’Farrell, Los Angeles City Councilmember, 13th District
Hon. Curren Price, Los Angeles City Councilmember, 9th District
Hon. Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles City Councilmember, 10th District
Dr. Martin Keller, Executive Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Cynthia McClain-Hill, President, Board of Water and Power Commissioners
Marty Adams, General Manager and Chief Engineer, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Video explaining the LA100 study & video testimonials from Advisory Group members
The Los Angeles City Council and Mayor approved a series of motions in 2016 and 2017 directing LADWP to determine the technical feasibility and investment pathways for a 100% renewable energy portfolio standard. LADWP partnered with NREL to conduct a first of its kind study, which is unprecedented in scope for a vertically integrated utility. LA100 includes reliability as a fundamental requirement for the future grid. It not only looks at the generation and transmission resources necessary to achieve a 100% renewable grid, but also analyzes factors related to costs, jobs and the local economy, and environmental justice.
https://maps.nrel.gov/la100/ (goes live Wednesday, March 24, 2021)
Virtual Community Meeting Presentation: Introduction to LA100
Office of Mayor Garcetti: Harrison Wollman, email@example.com
NREL: David Glickson, firstname.lastname@example.org
LADWP: Ellen Cheng, email@example.com