The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) said it providedà‚ nearly 20 percentà‚ of the city’s power, roughly 4,500à‚ GWh,à‚ from renewable energy sources in 2010.
Data show that 19.7 percentà‚ of LADWP’s power came from renewable energy sources in 2010. The California Energy Commission’sà‚ process is to round up to the closest percentage. In their findings, they will report that Los Angeles generated 20 percentà‚ of its power from renewable energy sources in 2010.
In 2005, LADWP and the city’s mayor committedà‚ to increasing the utility’s use of renewable energy from 5 percentà‚ to 20 percentà‚ byà‚ 2010.
The goal was reachedà‚ through a combination ofà‚ projects and power agreements. For example, in June 2009, LADWP began full operation of the Pine Tree Wind Power Plant, one ofà‚ the nation’s largest wind farm owned by a municipal utility. Wind power comprised nearly half of all LADWP’s renewable energy in 2010. Small hydro-electric contributed 30 percent, geothermal/biofuels, 22 percent and solar, 1 percent.
Currently 3 percentà‚ of the city’s total power use is offset by energy efficiency.à‚ LADWP expects to save an additional 7 percentà‚ through energy efficiency by 2020.
LADWP said 39 percentà‚ of its power portfolio came from coal. The utilityà‚ is in the process of divesting its ownership of the Navajo Generating Station in Arizona by 2014.
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