Inside the LA100 Study: Hear from the Team (Text Version)

This is a text version of the video Inside the LA100 Study: Hear from the Team.

The video opens with a stylized animation of the Los Angeles power grid and the title LA100: The Los Angeles 100% Renewable Energy Study. Then it shows a series of clips of different people speaking in their homes.

Meghan Mooney: From challenges facing the household to the Western Interconnect, LA100 considered it all.

Tarek Elgindy: The scale and detail of these models has been outstanding.

Dave Roberts: Our team modeled the entire building stock within LADWP.

Chioke Harris: There are opportunities for all Angelenos to contribute to reducing energy use in buildings by choosing the most efficient product available.

Anthony Fontanini: We were able to create a plan for how Angelenos will have access and use electricity in a renewable energy future.

Janey Reyna: Energy efficiency upgrades in buildings can help Angelenos better manage the hotter temperatures in the decades to come.

Ry Horsey: I'm incredibly excited that we're able to imagine a set of futures where all Angelenos have access to the most advanced and efficient technologies in their homes and at their businesses.

Elaine Hale: Smart charging and other forms of demand response could reduce electricity costs and better use available renewable energy.

Matteo Muratori: Flexible electric vehicle charging offers tremendous opportunities to improve the efficiency of the future integrated power system.

Kelsey Horowitz: Accommodating electric vehicles and distributed solar and storage on the grid was really not a big challenge technically. It could be done with existing solutions.

Bryan Palmintier: The distribution system serves as a critical link for connecting renewable resources to customers.

Jane Lockshin: We integrated detailed city data into advanced modeling techniques

Sherin Abraham: To try to look at the impacts and the costs needed in the distribution system to be able to achieve 100% renewable power supplies.

Kwami Sedzro: It was impressive to see how much distributed PV the existing distribution feeders can host with little to no infrastructure upgrades.

Lily Wu: Power systems will change dramatically under high renewable energy penetration level.

Jaquelin Cochran: Reliability of the grid is paramount.

Brady Cowiestoll: LA has access to many types of renewable resources: solar in the desert, wind in the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountains, and geothermal in California and Nevada.

Dan Steinberg: Getting most of the way to 100% is about deploying more wind, solar, and battery resources.

Jennie Jorgensen: Energy storage can play a big role by saving extra energy when it's windy or sunny, for times when it's not.

Matt Irish: Long-duration or seasonal energy storage may come to play a critical role in shifting excess renewable energy to times of the year when it's most needed and also ensuring that we have backup power within LA city limits so that LA can operate the system reliably whenever there's an earthquake or a wildfire that knocks out transmission infrastructure.

Paul Denholm: We need to squeeze all the efficiency we can get out of the existing transmission system.

George Ban-Weiss: The increases in electrification of vehicles and the Port and buildings play an important role in improving air quality in Los Angeles into the future.

Vikram Ravi: Public health benefits can be enormous.

Dylan Hettinger: Reductions in the concentration of PM2.5, which are tiny particles in the air that can penetrate deep into our lungs, help avoid premature deaths and diseases such as heart attacks.

Devonie McCamey: The LA100 study underscores the importance of involving the local community in energy decisions.

Emma Tome: Justice is central to a renewable energy transition. It's about ensuring that the benefits of a renewable energy transition are equitably accessible to everyone.

Paritosh Das: Including within disadvantaged communities.

David Keyser: A workforce will be needed, with an average of nearly 9,000 annual jobs.

Molly Hames: Cutting-edge science needs project management, and I was happy to be a part of the project management team on LA100.

Rachel Saxon: We were able to engage in great local partnerships with the University of Southern California and Kearns & West.

Haiku Sky: LA100 has produced a wide-ranging and complex array of results and data. How do you make this information available to the public?

Nick Gilroy: People can immerse themselves in the data and see the various pathways to 100%.

The video cuts to a montage of Meghan Mooney and Jane Lockshin speaking in unison.

Both: LA100!

The video cuts to a montage of Vikram Ravi, Matt Irish, and Dylan Hettinger speaking in unison.

All: LA100!

The video cuts to a montage of Ry Horsey, Sherin Abraham, Chioke Harris, and Tarek Elgindy speaking in unison.

All: LA100!

The video cuts to a montage of Haiku Sky, Dan Steinberg, Jaquelin Cochran, Matteo Muratori, and Devonie McCamey speaking in unison.

All: LA100!

The video cuts to a shot of Matt Keyser.

David Keyser: LA100!

The video shows a stylized animation of the Los Angeles power grid and the title LA100: The Los Angeles 100% Renewable Energy Study, along with the url: maps.nrel.gov/la100

The video cuts to a shot of Nick Gilroy.

Nick Gilroy: Cut?

The video closes with a shot of Molly Hames giving two thumbs up.