L.A. MAYOR TO APPROVE SOLAR POWER AGREEMENTS ON DEC. 6
(The following is a reformatted version of a media advisory issued by the City of Los Angeles and received via electronic mail. The release was confirmed by the sender.)
MAYOR ANTONIO R. VILLARAIGOSA City of Los Angeles
MEDIA ADVISORY December 5, 2012
MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA TO APPROVE LARGE LONG-TERM SOLAR POWER AGREEMENTS
Contracts Represent Major Step Toward Meeting Los Angeles’ Renewable Energy Goals
LOS ANGELES - Mayor Villaraigosa will join environmental, business, and labor leaders to sign two City Council ordinances that approve large long-term solar power purchasing contracts for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2012, in front of Occidental College’s hillside solar array, 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA, 90041. Map: http://goo.gl/maps/vNaJC
The Mayor will approve a 25-year contract with K Road Moapa Solar, LLC (K Road) for up to 250 megawatts of power, representing about 706,650 megawatt-hours - enough energy to power about 118,000 Los Angeles households annually. LADWP will be the sole recipient of solar power from K Road, which will be located on Moapa Band of Paiute Indians tribal land north of Las Vegas.
He will also approve a second agreement for 210 megawatts of power from the 250-megawatt Copper Mountain Solar 3 project, which will be developed by an affiliate of Sempra U.S. Gas and Power and is located near Boulder City, Nevada. The Copper Mountain Solar project will provide enough power to serve 75,000 Los Angeles homes annually.
Through these projects, Los Angeles will take a major step in achieving its goals of 25 percent renewable power by 2016 and 33 percent by 2020.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Jorge Gonzalez, Dean of Occidental College
Tom Sayles, President of the LADWP Board of Commissioners
Allison Chin, President of Sierra Club’s Board of Directors
Moapa Tribe Business Council Chairman William Anderson
Mary Leslie, President of the Los Angeles Business Council
Jessica Goodheart , Los Angeles Alliance for A New Economy Director of Green Buildings and Good Jobs Project
Representatives from K Road and Sempra
Mayor Villaraigosa will join environmental, business, and labor leaders to sign two City Council ordinances that approve large long-term solar power purchasing contracts for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Occidental College’s hillside solar array
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA, 90041
Solar Panels on Hillside [Preview here: http://www.oxy.edu/life-oxy/sustainability/solar-array]
Ordinance Signing Photo-op
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