LADWP to build solar plant

solar 3(Press Release)   LADWP to Begin Construction on Major Solar Power Plant

Beacon Solar Highlights L.A.’s Clean Energy Future

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction for the 250-megawatt (MW) Beacon Solar Power Project.  This new solar array is an important component of LADWP’s complete power supply transformation with unprecedented investments in efficient use of energy and renewable energy.



Groundbreaking event marking start of construction Los Angeles’ newest Solar Powered Generating Station


Hon. Felipe Fuentes, L.A. City Councilmember (CD7)

Zack Scrivner, Kern County Second District Supervisor

Marcie Edwards, LADWP General Manager

Randy Howard, LADWP Senior Assistant General Manager – Power System

WHEN: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.



Beacon Solar Project Construction Site

29956 Highway 14, Cantil, CA 93519

Link to Google Map


Beacon Solar is a significant contributor to meeting LADWP’s renewable energy goals, providing over 3% toward the state mandate of 25% by 2016 and 33% by 2020. The utility scale Beacon Solar Power Project will also spur development of 50 MW of small-scale, distributed solar power within the city, as part of LADWP’s Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Program, to help boost the local clean energy economy.

The Beacon Solar Project benefits include:

–       250 Megawatts (MW) of clean, solar energy

–       50 MW of local L.A. FiT solar

–       Enough clean, renewable sun power for 127,000 homes (based on 763 gigawatt-hours of power use)

–       Displaces 328,800 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions

–       Equivalent to removing 82,500 cars off the road

6 Responses to LADWP to build solar plant

  1. Bob July 23, 2014 at 9:22 am #

    Two more being installed by Signal Energy out of Chattanooga Tennessee one on the West side of hwy 14 just South of Mojave and the other one on the East side of hwy 14.

    I have some of their money in my pocket right now..

  2. Craig Leck July 22, 2014 at 10:29 pm #

    PRESS RELEASE?? From what decade?… The media is a little/waaaayyy late… Im with Philip on this one… This is old news… Anyone that travels south from the owens valley, watched the structures demolished, and the solar farm constructed… This is the first of the northern farms headed our way… If this is a new press release, we are in trouble..

    • Benett Kessler July 23, 2014 at 8:09 am #

      This is a new press release from DWP with the date of the event today. Benett Kessler

      • Philip Anaya July 23, 2014 at 4:39 pm #

        Most times a self described/ascribed “know it al” fails to communicate an accurate description of the exact criticism espoused . Why the DWP chooses to have a groundbreaking way after the fact way after the fact speaks volumes about how the LADWP transacts. As a rate payer of DWP, there is the observation that this is a needless expense for a ceremony that does not equate to the “blessing of the ground” yet it reflects on every rate payers bill. Of course, a DWP critic will always have issues to cultivate. The DWP is so stupid and yet so powerful that they do not care what anyone thinks so why bother about this groundbreaking ,helicopter expense et all . Ms. Marcie Edwards the new LADWP Manager was there today, according to the Press Release but why and who is in charge of her itinerary. Sorry CL and BK for the unintelligible crits/script but LOL, doesn’t that equate to the unintelligible event.

  3. Philip Anaya July 22, 2014 at 7:57 pm #

    Frequent travelers on the Bishop/Los Angeles route have for nearly 9 months been seeing this Project being constructed . One of the best parts of this project is that it is not in the Owens Valley and it is at least 130 miles closer to Los Angeles than the Owens Valley Projects, where the power generated will be utilized. Another beneficial effect for the Owens Valley is that until the Barren Ridge/ Haskell Canyon section of the Owens-Rinaldi Transmission Line is upgraded and completed this project will fill the capacity that the SOVSRP and the Northland Power project hoped to have for their interconnection to the grid. There will be no longer any capacity in the Owens -Rinaldi Transmission Line for the proposed Owens Valley Projects until the Barren Ridge /Haskell Canyon section is upgraded . Don’t rest too easy, they have the approval, the need and the bucks to get it done. I wonder when the DWP will Press Release and let the world know how that project is progressing

  4. floating ribosome July 22, 2014 at 6:23 pm #

    Speaking as one property owner in Cantil, this is an appropriate location. How about building this one bigger in lieu of plopping down something similar east of Manzanar?


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