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Opposition Growing for Los Angeles Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant

Plans by the city of Los Angeles to develop an 845 MW natural gas-fired power plant to replace a coal generation unit in Utah are facing increasing public opposition.

November 21, 2019

Los Angeles Phasing Out Natural Gas for Power Generation

Los Angeles (LA) Mayor Eric Garcetti hosted a rally on Tuesday to announce the start of a program to phase out the use of natural gas for power generation in Southern California.

February 13, 2019
LADWP Utah Gas-Fired Generation Plans Scaled Back by Oversight Board

LADWP Utah Gas-Fired Generation Plans Scaled Back by Oversight Board

The oversight board for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the nation’s largest municipal utility, on Tuesday scaled back long-standing plans for a new natural gas-fired power plant in Utah as a replacement for the utility’s coal-fired generation.

June 29, 2018
Los Angeles Accelerates Move to No Coal With NatGas Backing

Los Angeles Accelerates Move to No Coal With NatGas Backing

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the nation’s largest municipal utility, has accelerated its move away from out-of-state coal-fired electric generation, moving up to last Friday its discontinuation of supplies from the Navajo Generating Station in Arizona.

July 8, 2016

CA Regulators Permit Diesel Burn as Los Angeles Prepares For Scorcher

Southern California air pollution regulators on Thursday granted a variance to the nation’s largest municipal utility in Los Angeles to burn diesel fuel in three local generation plants, if necessary, to conserve on constrained amounts of natural gas due to the continuing shutdown at Southern California Gas Co.’s (SoCalGas) Aliso Canyon storage facility.

June 17, 2016

Amid Political Fight, LADWP Head Resigns

The nation’s largest municipal utility, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), a major force on the California energy landscape, is surrounded by public controversy at the start of the new year, caught between political infighting with a newly-elected mayor and an entrenched utility union boss. As a result, LADWP General Manager Ron Nichols resigned suddenly last Thursday.

January 14, 2014

Utah Moving Away From Coal Toward More NatGas

Although the handwriting has been on the wall for several years now (see Daily GPI, Aug. 30, 2011; July 1, 2011), the momentum has picked up in Utah for accelerating the switch from coal- to natural gas-fired electric generation.

October 24, 2013