Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)


The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is the largest municipal utility in the United States, serving over four million residents. With a workforce of more than 11,000 employees, LADWP is guided by the five-member Board of Water and Power Commissioners, appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. As a fun fact, LADWP’s first superintendent and head engineer, William Mulholland, inspired the fictionalized story of the classic 1974 LA neo-noir film, Chinatown.

Hightlighted Innovation Work:

LADWP’s La Kretz Innovation Campus is the front-door for cleantech innovation in Los Angeles. The LADWP-owned Campus in the Arts District serves as the home for the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (known as “LACI”) – Los Angeles’ launchpad for building an inclusive green econom and the hub for incubating startups and transforming markets through unprecedented programs like the Transportation Electrification Partnership and LA’s Green New Deal.


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