Consultants Hired for DWP Efficiency Study

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has hired a team of consultants for a two-month study of the energy efficiency and conservation practices of the utility as well as its customers, Mayor Tom Bradley announced Wednesday.

Working in conjunction with the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group, the DWP hired two firms for $88,000 to conduct the study to help determine what policies should be undertaken to improve energy efficiency, Bradley said.

Mary Nichols, senior attorney for the council, said the study will look at current energy-efficiency marketing efforts, find areas for conservation initiatives, and recommend practical, creative strategies for optimum energy savings.