City of Los Angeles - Green Power Purchasing

March 24, 2006


The Los Angeles City Council voted on March 2, 2001, to make one of the largest purchases of renewable green power in the nation, with 14% of the city government's electricity purchases going to renewable power. This will amount to 50 million kWh of electricity annually. With previous commitments from LA World Airports and the city's Water System, the total city government purchase will be more than 70 million kWh of new green energy. In 2004, the city council voted 12-2 in favor of increasing the percentage to 20% renewable energy. City government uses about 500 million kWh of electricity annually.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: California
Incentive Type: Green Power Purchasing
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
Renewables % or Amount: 14%


Name: Walter Zeisl
Organization: Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
Address: 111 North Hope Street
Los Angeles CA 90051
Phone: (213) 367-1342

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.