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DATE: April 12, 2016 3:36:54 PM PDT

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LADWP Honors its Largest Customers for
Demonstrated Excellence in Sustainability

First-Ever Sustainability Awards to Become an Annual Tradition

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) held its first Sustainability Awards Program on April 7 at the La Kretz Innovation Campus in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District. The program was established to recognize a high level commitment to environmental sustainability and honors LADWP large non-residential customers who completed major efficiency and conservation projects and received rebates in 2015.

“These valued customers deserve recognition and praise for their strong efforts to become more sustainable,” said LADWP General Manager Marcie Edwards. “I sincerely thank and congratulate each recipient for taking significant steps to reduce their water usage and carbon footprints.”

The program includes awards in four distinct categories: Energy Management, Water Management, Electrification of Transportation (LADWP's Charge Up L.A. Program) and Renewable Power. The LADWP Premier Account Management group determines the top 5 customers in each category. Earning the number 1 spot, by category, is:

  • UCLA for Energy Management,
  • Anthem Blue Cross for Water Management,
  • Good Samaritan Hospital for Electrification of Transportation, and
  • Kaiser Permanente for Renewable Power.

Also earning top honors, by category are:

  • Praxair Inc., LAWA, Watt Plaza, and USC for Energy Management;
  • Children’s Hospital, UCLA, Housing Authority of the City of LA, and LAUSD for Water Management;
  • The J. Paul Getty Trust, 6500 Wilshire, California State University Northridge, 3M Company, and The Grove for Electrification of Transportation; and
  • Staples Center, AT&T, David Young Lee, and Anheuser-Busch for Renewable Power.

Sustainability Award winners are granted:

  • one year of free Energy Load Monitoring for one service,
  • priority position to participate in new and pilot programs,
  • an advisory role on energy efficiency and water conservation measures,
  • assistance with applying for rebates through designated account advisors,
  • participation in executive events at LADWP and dedicated tours, and
  • recognition in LADWP publications and from colleagues in the industry.

LADWP's Premier Account Management team works with LADWP’s 370 largest customers on a variety of issues regarding their 15,000 electric and 11,000 water services, including: billing, water and power outages, construction projects, rate and consumption data analysis, and coordination of quality and reliability assessments.