Hydropower, Solar, Wind Power

LADWP Increases Funds for Renewable Energy

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Board of Water and Power Commissioners approved a balanced, $3.1 billion budget for fiscal year 2005-06 which includes some notable commitments renewable energy. Under the direction of General Manager Ronald F. Deaton, the budget broadly supports environmental measures designed to promote energy efficiency, renewable power, and other projects aimed at fostering clean air and other environmental benefits. The budget earmarks $27 million for energy efficiency programs and $16 million for continued funding of LADWP’s solar photovoltaic incentive program in 2005-06. Currently, the Department is studying a variety of energy efficiency programs to determine how best to allocate the funds.