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LADWP moves to accelerate 20% renewable target to 2010

The board of commissioners for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power moved Dec. 20 to accelerate by seven years a plan to generate 20% of the utility's electricity from renewable energy.

The board wants to reach its 20% renewable portfolio standard by 2010, or seven years earlier than the goal set by Los Angeles City Council earlier in 2005.

"LADWP is prepared to move forward with an accelerated RPS," LADWP General Manager Ron Deaton said. "We realize it is in the best interests of the ratepayers and the city to be proactive in terms of diversifying our energy resources by increasing the level of wind, geothermal, solar and other renewable energy sources."

To meet this ambitious goal, the board instructed the LADWP to take several steps during the first half of 2006. This includes updating the 10-year integrated resource plan to account for expanding transmission lines to import "green" power into Los Angeles.

The department must also move ahead with contract development stemming from its renewable request for proposals issued in 2004, as well as the 2005 RFP issued by the Southern California Public Power Authority. The board said the LADWP must also look at a renewable energy surcharge to support the cost of accelerating the RPS schedule.

LADWP currently gets about 5.5% of its energy requirements from renewable sources. To meet the 20% goal, LADWP will need to procure an... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  
The board wants to reach its 20% renewable portfolio standard by 2010, or seven years earlier than the goal set by Los Angeles City Council earlier in 2005.

"LADWP is prepared to move forward with an accelerated RPS," LADWP General Manager Ron Deaton said. "We realize it is in the best interests of the ratepayers and the city to be proactive in terms of diversifying our energy resources by increasing the level of wind, geothermal, solar and other renewable energy sources."

To meet this ambitious goal, the board instructed the LADWP to take several steps during the first half of 2006. This includes updating the 10-year integrated resource plan to account for expanding transmission lines to import "green" power into Los Angeles.

The department must also move ahead with contract development stemming from its renewable request for proposals issued in 2004, as well as the 2005 RFP issued by the Southern California Public Power Authority. The board said the LADWP must also look at a renewable energy surcharge to support the cost of accelerating the RPS schedule.

LADWP currently gets about 5.5% of its energy requirements from renewable sources. To meet the 20% goal, LADWP will need to procure an additional 3,500 GWh of renewable energy by 2010. The department expects that it will get power equal to another 6.9% of its requirements from renewable sources through proposals submitted in 2004.

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DEC 22 2005
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