Solar Installation
Trainees from GRID Alternatives install solar panels on a roof in Los Angeles.

Research Project | 2022

LADWP – LA100 Equity Strategies Initiative

CCSC, in collaboration with UCLA Sustainable Grand Challenge LA, and other Campus researchers are conducting research for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to help the city achieve its goal of producing all of its energy from carbon-free and renewable energy sources by 2035 in ways that benefit all Angelenos equitably. More detailed data collection and analysis will be important in this effort and others, and it is led by CCSC, specifically leveraging its Energy Atlas, which can show city officials where resources are being consumed and at what level, down to the individual building or unit. CCSC is also supporting estimates of as-built and existing service capacities of residential properties throughout the LADWP service territory, and future upgrade requirements to handle full electrification. These projections offer LADWP and city officials otherwise unavailable insights on customer-owned electricity infrastructure, which is a significant barrier to reaching the City’s energy targets.