Categorical Exemption under CEQA Guidelines Section 15301, Class 1 (Existing Facilities) and Section 15303, Class 3 (New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures); Statutory Exemption under Public Resources Code Section 21080.35.
It is LADWP’s goal to reach 1500 MW of distributed solar by 2036 as set by the Integrated Resource Plan. In addition, California State Senate passed SB100 on September 10, 2018, also known as “The 100 Percent Clean Energy Act of 2017.” The bill plans for 100 percent of total retail sales of electricity in California to come from eligible renewable energy resources and zero-carbon resources by December 31, 2045. In order to achieve this mandate, SB100 sets targets of total retail sales of electricity in which renewable energy resources must account 55 percent by December 31, 2025, 60 percent by December 31, 2030, and 70 percent by December 31, 2036. With grid-connected solar projects, LADWP would be eligible for Renewable Energy Credits to count towards its Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) mandates. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) is committed to expand its renewable resource portfolio. To meet these goals, a portion of these renewable sources are being fulfilled by installing photovoltaic module systems on existing DWP property.
The Truesdale Training Facility Solar Carport Project will consist of installing solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems in the existing parking lot around the Training Facility and Shops Buildings. The proposed solar installation is a series of carports, with columns spaced at 27’. This will include a double row of solar carports, and a minimum clearance height of 8’6”. Footings of the carport system are 2’-6” in diameter. This component is estimated to generate approximately 625MWh of clean, renewable energy annually.