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LA100 Study

The Results Are In!
After three years of analysis by Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Los Angeles 100% Renewable Energy Study (LA100) is complete and confirms that a 100% renewable power system is achievable! And more importantly, LA100 also underscores that in order to achieve our goals and meet L.A.'s clean energy targets, we need your help. Customer participation in programs like energy efficiency, electric vehicles, and solar will be key to achieving a 100% renewable, or carbon-free energy future.

For comprehensive reporting findings, visit our interactive website: LA100study.com

Send Us Your Comments: LA100Study@ladwp.com
We will consider your comments as we move forward with the next steps of getting to 100%.

Videos

Meet LA100

What Makes the LA100 Study So Complex?

 

Meetings and Presentations

Clean Grid LA Plan Presentation to Board (May 11, 2021)

LA100 Results: Key Findings Costs and Next Steps (May 20, 2021)

Meeting Video

NREL Presentation

LADWP Presentation – LA100 Next Steps

A Deeper Dive: Topic-Specific Meetings

LA100: Customer Electricity Use & Efficiency (May 25, 2021)

Meeting Video

NREL Presentation

LA100: Renewable Energy Supply (May 26, 2021)

Meeting Video

NREL Presentation

LA100: Environmental Benefits (May 27, 2021)

Meeting Video

NREL Presentation

Advisory Group

LADWP convened the first meeting of the 100% Renewable Energy Advisory Group in June to launch this multi-year effort. The Advisory Group will play an essential role in helping to guide the 100% Renewable Energy Study, providing input and feedback based on the expertise, knowledge and resources of the organizations, institutions and/or constituent groups represented by members.

The Advisory Group is designed to reflect the diverse perspectives and expertise necessary to understand the challenges and possibilities for serving 100 percent of LA’s electricity demand with renewable energy. Advisory Group participants have expertise in the topics of:

  • Power systems
  • Policy
  • Transportation
  • Economic development
  • Energy systems
  • Sustainability
  • Advisory Group

Participants

Research Partner

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s 17 national labs tasked with tackling the critical scientific challenges of our time. These laboratories possess unique instruments and facilities, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. NREL is the only federal laboratory dedicated to the research, development, commercialization, and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. As a federally funded research and development center, NREL is a government-owned facility with a mission to provide credible, science-based, unbiased support to organizations with energy-related challenges. NREL will be tasked with conducting an objective economic and reliability analysis of options for reaching 100% renewable energy. Because of the unique nature of the study—there has never been a comprehensive analysis of an electric grid as large and comprehensive as LA’s power system to reach 100% renewable energy—research partnerships will be formed with renowned energy experts to assist in various analyses as necessary.

Study Considerations

  • Maintaining system reliability
  • Types/availability of clean energy resources
  • Role of energy storage, energy efficiency, demand response, and Energy Imbalance Market (EIM)
  • Developing technologies
  • Necessary infrastructure upgrades
    • Critical transmission investments
    • Role of LADWP’s existing natural gas generating units
    • Once Through Cooling (OTC) Study
  • Optimization of costs
  • Impact to local economy
  • Impact to rate payers

Once-through-Cooling (OTC) Study

Under the Federal Clean Water Act, LADWP is required to eliminate the use of Once-through-Cooling (OTC) at its coastal generating stations, following an extended timeline negotiated with the State Water Resources Control Board. Recognizing the need to reduce all fossil fuel power generation, LADWP is reassessing plans to repower its natural gas generating units until completing a system-wide, in-depth and independent study. The OTC Study will analyze the necessity for repowering and identify all viable alternatives that are environmentally responsible while still meeting reliability standards. The OTC Study is being conducted concurrently with the 100% Renewable Energy Study. Progress and results will be shared with the Advisory Group. Preliminary results are expected in summer 2018 and final results in mid-November 2018.

Council Motions and pLAn

At the request of Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles City Council, LADWP launched the LA100 Study to determine what investments should be made to achieve a 100% renewable energy supply. Over the course of the study, LADWP worked with local academic institutions to examine the potential for high quality careers and local hiring programs that must be performed to modernize the city’s electric system infrastructure.

Motion 16-0243: Principal Motion
LADWP Response to Council Motion
Motion 16-0243: Amendment 1
Motion 16-0243: Amendment 2

Mayor’s 2019 Sustainable Cities pLAn

Advisory Group Meetings / Presentations

Advisory Group Kick-Off Meeting (June 23, 2017)

Agenda
100% Renewable Energy Study
Power System Overview
Achieving Economy-wide Deep Greenhouse Gas Reductions
Meeting Summary

Advisory Group Meeting #2 (August 3, 2017)

Agenda
City of Los Angeles 100% Renewable Energy Study
Meeting Summary

Advisory Group Meeting #3 (November 16, 2017)

Agenda
Once-Through-Cooling Study presentation
Clean Energy Future: Public Information and Outreach Presentation
Definitions of Renewable Energy Presentation
Meeting Summary
 

Advisory Group Meeting #4 (February 15, 2018)

Agenda
Advisory Group Meeting Plan
Group Summary Appendix B
NREL Advisory Group Presentation
OTC Study Update Presentation
Power Strategic Long-Term Plan
Preliminary Clean Energy Scenarios
Meeting Summary
 

Advisory Group Meeting #5 (June 7, 2018)

Agenda
NREL Advisory Group Presentation
Meeting Summary
OTC Study Update
 

Advisory Group Meeting #6 (August 16, 2018)

Environmental Modeling Methods
Methods to Study
Once-through-Cooling Update
Meeting Summary
100% Renewable Scenarios and Framing Recap Video
100% Renewable Methods and Data Video
100% Renewable Environmental Analysis Video
 

Advisory Group Meeting #7 (November 15, 2018)

Agenda
100% Renewable Meeting Presentation
Once-through-Cooling Update
Meeting Summary
 

Advisory Group Meeting #8 (June 13, 2019)

Agenda
Clean Energy Future Presentation
LA100 Recap Updates Presentation
Bulk Power System Modeling Presentation
Buildings Sector Load Presentation
Financial Considerations
Meeting Summary
Renewable RFI
 

Advisory Group Meeting #9 (September 19, 2019)

Air Quality and Public Health Presentation
Distributed Solar and Storage Presentation
Environmental Justice Presentation
Jobs and Economic Impact Modeling Presentation
LA100 Updates Presentation
Meeting Summary
 

Advisory Group Meeting #10 (December 5, 2019)

Initial Run Overview
SB100 Initial Run Results
SB100 Initial Run Results (Distribution Models) 
Initial Run Highlights and Learnings
Final Run Updates
Meeting Summary
 

Advisory Group Meeting #11

Virtual Meeting 1 - May 14, 2020
LA100 Scenario Matrix 
LA100 Scenario and Technology Descriptions 
LA100 Group Meeting Timeline 
LA100 Detailed Modeling Framework 
LA100 Presentation - Meeting #11 Virtual Meeting 1 
 

Virtual Meeting 2 - May 21, 2020
LA100 Presentation - Meeting #11 Virtual Meeting 2 
 

Virtual Meeting 3 - May 28, 2020
LA100 Presentation - Meeting #11 Virtual Meeting 3

Comprehensive Meeting Summary (includes each Virtual Meeting) 
 

Advisory Group Meeting #12

Virtual Meeting 1 - July 9, 2020
LA100 Presentation - Meeting #12 Virtual Meeting 1

Virtual Meeting 2 - July 16, 2020
LA100 Presentation - Meeting #12 Virtual Meeting 2

Virtual Meeting 3 - July 23, 2020
LA100 Presentation - Meeting #12 Virtual Meeting 3

Virtual Meeting 4 - July 30, 2020
LA100 Presentation - Meeting #12 Virtual Meeting 4

Comprehensive Meeting Summary (includes each Virtual Meeting)
 

Advisory Group Meeting #13

Virtual Meeting 1 - October 1, 2020
LA100 Presentation - Meeting #13 Virtual Meeting 1 - Outreach

Virtual Meeting 2 - October 8, 2020
LA100 Presentation - Meeting #13 Virtual Meeting 2 - Technology and Cost Sensitivity Analysis

Virtual Meeting 3 - October 22, 2020
LA100 Presentation - Meeting #13 Virtual Meeting 3 – GHG Emissions Impacts

Virtual Meeting 4 - October 29, 2020
LA100 Presentation - Meeting #13 Virtual Meeting 4 – Investment Pathways, Part 2

Comprehensive Meeting Summary (includes each Virtual Meeting)
 

Advisory Group Meeting #14

Virtual Meeting 1 - December 10, 2020
LA100 Presentation - Meeting #14 Virtual Meeting 1 – Distribution Grid Analysis

Virtual Meeting 2 - December 17, 2020
LA100 Presentation - Meeting #14 Virtual Meeting 2 – LA100 Investment Pathways

Comprehensive Meeting Summary (includes each Virtual Meeting)
 

Advisory Group Meeting #15

Virtual Meeting 1 - March 3, 2021
LA100 Presentation - Meeting #15 Virtual Meeting 1 - Air Quality and Health

Virtual Meeting 2 - March 4, 2021
LA100 Presentation - Meeting #15 Virtual Meeting 2 - Environmental Justice

Virtual Meeting 3 - March 11, 2021
LA100 Presentation - Meeting #15 Virtual Meeting 3 - Jobs and Economic Impacts

Virtual Meeting 4 - March 19, 2021
LA100 Presentation - Meeting #15 Virtual Meeting 4 - Synthesis

Virtual Meeting 6 - April 1, 2021
LA100 Presentation - Meeting #15 Virtual Meeting 6 - Rate Analysis

Comprehensive Meeting Summary (includes each Virtual Meeting) 
 

Presentations

General Manager Wright to Board of Commissioners (October 17, 2017)
Reiko Kerr Presentation to the Board of Commissioners (April 10, 2018)
IPP Presentation