Three Key Features Of LA’s New Local Solar Program - Officially launched in January after years of development, a new CLEAN (feed-in tariff) program from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (the city’s municipal electric utility) promises 100 MW of new local renewable energy by 2016. In absolute size, the program will be among the largest CLEAN programs in the US, but compared to the size of the population it serves, the new LA program ranks behind national leaders like Gainesville, FL, or Vermont (the city’s peak demand tops 6,000 MW). Even so, the Los Angeles program is a good example of a community increasing the capture of local energy dollars with local energy generation. Continue reading

LADWP feed-in tariff receives applications for more capacity than total program in first round - The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP, Los Angeles, California, US) reported on February 12th, 2013 that it has received applications for 107 MW of potential solar photovoltaic (PV) projects through the first round of its new feed-in tar... Continue reading

All the Details You Missed on LADWP’s Feed-in Tariff Program - The recently approved feed-in tariff program in Los Angeles, voted on by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Board of Commissioners on January 11th, has sparked a good deal of coverage over both questions and concerns – mostly surrounding how well the program will perform. Those interested in the incentive won’t have to wait long. Continue reading