March 2001 - On March 2, the Los Angeles City Council approved a plan to meet about 10% of the city's electricity needs with power generated from new renewable resources, representing one of the largest municipal green power purchases in the country. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will provide the city with approximately 50 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) a year of renewable power through its Green Power for a Green LA program. With previous commitments from Los Angeles World Airports and the city's Water System, the total city government green power purchase will be more than 70 million kWh.
News Release - City Approves Green Power Purchase - Among Largest in Nation
LADWP Contact: Walter Zeisl (213) 367-1342