LADWP Honored by EPA for Fuel Cell Program

April 20, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP, Los Angeles, CA) received the 2004 Environmental Achievement Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for LADWP's Fuel Cell Demonstration Program. Over the past decade, the LADWP has taken a leadership role in developing an internationally recognized, distributed generation program, which demonstrates the operation of new, clean and efficient methods of reliable on-site electric power generation.

"We are very honored and pleased to be recognized by the EPA for this program," said Lillian Kawasaki, assistant general manager for environmental affairs and economic development. "Fuel cell technology is important to the LADWP because it will help reduce dependence on fossil fuels, clean the air in Los Angeles and provide reliable on-site power for our customers. The knowledge and experience that we gain through these projects can easily and directly transfer to applications throughout the nation."