The Biden administration and Los Angeles (LA) Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday said a federal study confirmed the city’s municipal utility could achieve 100% renewable power by 2045.

Four years in the making, the LA 100% Renewable Energy Study, aka LA100, is an engineering-economic analysis overseen by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Researchers studied the potential for the LA Department of Water and Power (LADWP).

The LADWP now has “the tools and the roadmap to continue on the path to 100% renewables, and we plan to start right away by outlining a set of next steps,” said utility general manager Marty Adams.      

NREL said most decarbonization studies underscore that “other cities across the nation can get started...