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L.A. County Plans for Electrification

Los Angeles County's Minh Le discusses the county's priorities for moving forward with recent technological advancements in solar and energy storage.
December 4, 2019, 11am PST | Clare Letmon
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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently adopted its first countywide sustainability plan, OurCounty, addressing resilience, sustainability, and equity. Here, L.A. County Energy and Environmental Service’s General Manager Minh Le discusses the county's priorities for moving forward with technological advancements in solar and energy storage.

Le clarifies for readers how solar has become not only the environmentally-friendly choice, but also the most cost-effective choice for power procurement in the region, commenting: 

"It doesn't make sense—sometimes on a fully depreciated capital asset standpoint—to operate a fossil fuel plant when the alternative is procuring solar and energy storage at 3.3 cents per kilowatt hour. That’s extremely aggressive pricing, and it's a testament to how far the industry has come."

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Published on Monday, December 2, 2019 in The Planning Report
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