Bolstering Resiliency, Increasing Efficiency
LADWP is the largest municipal water and power utility in the nation; they are committed to delivering reliable, safe water and electricity at competitive prices while moving forward with a comprehensive plan to green the grid. LADWP plays a pivotal role in achieving many of the Los Angeles’ Green New Deal goals, including but not limited to phasing out natural gas operations at three existing power plants within the LA Basin while at the same time providing enough power to support the electrification of transportation.
Our HDR design team, in collaboration with LADWP, is using a net-zero approach to design the West Los Angeles District Yard to replace aging infrastructure and consolidate all emergency supplies and materials currently stored at the site that do not have dedicated, secured space. A three-story mixed-use building houses a service planning center, fleet maintenance, supply-chain services, offices, supporting amenities and yard operations. The proposed new yard will significantly increase the number of crews with the necessary supporting functions to better serve the entire west side.
The West Los Angeles Power Yard and the Hoover Street District Power Yard are intended to create a model for all future yards and to demonstrate to the public that there is a viable pathway to a green future.