LADWP adopts 100 megawatt CLEAN Program - Clean Coalition
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LADWP adopts 100 megawatt CLEAN Program

Building on a successful pilot program, the expanded CLEAN LA program will offer 20 MW every six months at a fixed price.

Craig Lewis

On January 11, the city of Los Angeles significantly increased its renewable energy potential by adopting a 100 megawatt (MW) Clean Local Energy Accessible Now (CLEAN) Program. Approved by the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power’s Board of Commissioners and endorsed by the Clean Coalition and other environmental groups, the CLEAN LA program will build a strong market for solar power by encouraging solar projects to be installedin underutilized spaces like rooftops and abandoned lots. Moreover, the additional 100 MW of local solar capacity will nearly triple the amount of rooftop solar presently active in Los Angeles through the utility’s Solar Incentive Program.

Building on a successful 10 MW pilot program, the new, expanded CLEAN LA program will offer 20 MW every six months at a fixed price, beginning in February.

Craig Lewis

Founder and Executive Director

Craig founded the Clean Coalition in 2009 and has over 30 years of experience in policy and technology innovation, including the proliferation of Solar Microgrids and Community Microgrids. Prior to founding the Clean Coalition, Craig held numerous positions in the wireless, semiconductor, banking, and renewable energy industries. Previously VP of Government Relations at GreenVolts, he was the first to successfully navigate a solar project through California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard solicitation process. Craig was energy policy lead on Steve Westly’s 2006 California gubernatorial campaign. His resume includes senior government relations, corporate development, and marketing positions at leading wireless, semiconductor, and banking companies such as Qualcomm, Ericsson, and Barclays Bank. Craig received an MBA and MSEE from the University of Southern California and a BSEE from the University of California, Berkeley.