in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

The Los Angeles City Council has approved two agreements between the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), a municipal-owned utility, and Powerex Corp., a wholesale energy marketer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, to increase LADWP's renewable energy portfolio. The agreement provides for the purchase of 50 MW of clean energy per year, which increases LADWP's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 8%.

During the first year, LADWP will purchase renewable energy from several small hydro-electric generating facilities in the Pacific Northwest. Over subsequent years, the utility says it will consider other types of renewable energy, including wind, to fulfill the agreement. The purchase, which is enough power to serve approximately 70,000 homes per year, will go into effect April 1.

"LADWP is taking a multipronged approach to meeting its RPS commitment of 20 percent by 2010," says H. David Nahai, president of the board of LADWP commissioners. "The agency is utilizing power purchase agreements such as this as a bridge to increasing our supply of renewable energy in the short term, while pursuing plans to build renewable power generation for ownership over the long term."


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Wind And Solar Are Catching Up With Nuclear Power, Says Report

A new report from the Worldwatch Institute says nuclear energy's share of global power production is steadily shrinking. Meanwhile, renewables' share keeps growing.


Could New Desert Plan Spell The End Of California Wind Energy Development?

The California Wind Energy Association says it is disappointed with the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, which was recently released by state and federal agencies.


New U.S. House Bill Includes Wind PTC Extension

U.S. representatives have introduced the Bridge to a Clean Energy Future Act of 2014, which would extend the production tax credit (PTC) and other provisions through 2016.


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.

Renewable NRG_id1934
Canwea_id1984
Future Energy_id2008