in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) board of commissioners has approved a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for 72 MW of wind power.

The 15-year agreement with Willow Creek Energy LLC, a subsidiary of Chicago-based Invenergy Wind LLC, will represent 0.8% of the renewable portfolio standard goals established by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LADWP Board of Commissioners. Renewable energy currently accounts for about 8% of LADWP's power mix. The agreement requires the approval of the city council.

"This is another crucial step in climbing the ladder to reach our renewable energy goals and reduce the carbon footprint of the city of Los Angeles," says LADWP general manager and CEO David Nahai. "The LADWP is committed to bringing clean, green energy to Los Angeles, one MW at a time."

The power will come from a new wind farm being constructed in Gilliam and Morrow counties, Oregon. The project has an expected completion date of Dec. 31. Under the agreement, LADWP will receive approximately 200,000 MWh of renewable energy annually from the Willow Creek Wind Project. The project's power will be received at Bonneville Power Authority's (BPA) Boardman/Alkali Line and then transmitted to Sylmar in northern Los Angeles through the Pacific DC Intertie, which is jointly owned by LADWP and BPA.

SOURCE: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Utility-Scale Wind And Solar Keep Getting Cheaper

A new study measures the levelized cost of energy from various technologies and suggests that the costs of utility-scale wind and solar power are catching up with those of traditional sources, even without subsidies.


The Song Remains The Same: Ontario Seeks More Science Before Lifting Offshore Ban

The Ontario government says the nearly four-year-old offshore wind moratorium will remain in place until the province fully understands the technology’s impact on the environment.


Why States Should Adopt A Renewable Portfolio Standard

A new study analyzes the potential benefits of state renewable energy mandates, as well as recommends what such policies should include.


Sen. Reid Vows To Bring Wind PTC To A Vote By Year's End

Nevada's senior senator provides some encouragement to wind industry advocates during his annual Clean Energy Summit.


Steadily, Wind Turbine OEMs Resume R&D Investment

An increased commitment to research and development will likely lead to wind energy innovation - not to mention a likely increase in patent-protected technology.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
UnitedEquip_id1995
Future Energy_id2008