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DWP to discuss solar park concept; advance meeting January 7

January 5th, 2010 by Geoff, Executive Director

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has announced a public meeting to discuss concepts for building large scale solar power generation facilities in the Eastern Sierra. The meeting will be held in Bishop on Monday, January 11, at 7 pm at the United Methodist Church.

The Committee has been tracking this concept very closely as it has a number of major implications for the future management of the city’s lands and water resources throughout the Eastern Sierra.

I’ll be attending the Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) open house Thursday January 7 from 4-6pm in advance of the LADWP presentation and urge anyone interested to do so as well. It will be a good opportunity to share information and ideas. The details of the ESLT event are available here.

Pieces of the proposal have been reported on here:

Sierra Wave article, December 1, 2009

LA Times article, December 2, 2009

LA Times article, December 18, 2009


One Response to “DWP to discuss solar park concept; advance meeting January 7”

  1. avatar Victoria Jennings Says:

    The Owens Lake and Owens Valley must not be further degraded. The correct and biologically sound solution to the dust problem is restoring water coverage. As for solar energy, there are thousands of acres of rooftops in LA that would be perfect for solar panels. We must be very cautious of any “plan” offered up by the LADWP.