LA Utility Receives Prestigious Award for Renewables Program

The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power has received the coveted ‘Renewables Company of the Year Award’ at the Global Energy Awards.

NEW YORK, New York, US, 2001-12-18 [SolarAccess.com] The Green LA Program resulted in LADWP being the only municipal agency to win an award this year. It also reached the finals for ‘Overall Marketing Campaign of the Year’ and for ‘Environmental Practices of the Year’ categories. There were 14 winners from 200 nominees in the 2001 Financial Times Global Energy Awards, sponsored by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and Platts, the energy information unit of McGraw-Hill. Other contenders for the Renewables Company of the Year were Navitas Energy, Pacific Hydro, Renewable Energy Systems, and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District. “Our customers have a platform to choose a better environment and, indeed, a more independent and secure energy future for us all,” says Angelina Galiteva of LADWP. “Renewable energy is an increasing supply which is inflation proof and free of the pollutants associated with fossil fuels.” Judges say LADWP received the renewables award because the Green Power program replaces fossil fuels for 90,000 customers in California. Solar rebates promote renewables strongly and the utility has “done as much as any single utility to brand itself as green, through generation, highly active marketing and basic awareness campaigns.” LADWP, through all its programs, “is saving energy, generating more renewable energy, increasing local generation of power and overall system reliability, reducing pollution and educating the community…all of which represent a permanent investment in sustainability,” they explain. The Green Power for LA program is the largest renewable energy program of its kind in the U.S. and the Solar Program has resulted in 1 MW of generation from solar and wind. Other winners of the year include: – Energy Company: Duke Energy – Pre-Commercial Technology Development: American Superconductor – Community Service Program: PT Adaro Indonesia – Marketing Campaign: Innogy – Environmental Practice: Enbridge Consumers Gas – Most Successful Strategy Shift: Dominion Resources – Oil & Gas Company: Eni Group – Power Company: Eskom.

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