Local Solar

We increase L.A.’s clean and resilient energy supplies by capturing the energy from our abundant sunshine.

Status on 2017 Outcomes

Increase installed capacity of local solar photovoltaic (PV) power to 400 MW

Local solar capacity reached 291 MW by the end of February 2018, a 29% increase over the last year.
(Source: L.A. Department of Water and Power, March 2018)

Reduce wait-time for residential solar PV interconnection to less than two weeks
Install at least 1 MW of solar on L.A. Convention Center roof
Increase total cumulative MW of energy storage capacity to 24 MW (excluding Castaic Pump- Storage Plant)
Upgrade Castaic Pumped-Storage Plant to accommodate intermittent renewable energy sources
Launch a revised Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) process that includes in the 2015 and/ or 2016 IRP a local solar scenario that achieves the long-term stretch goal outcomes t

Where L.A. Is Leading

At 291 MW, L.A. has the most installed local solar power of any city in the U.S.

L.A. is the first U.S. city to offer expedited online permitting for residential solar projects.