Our Values

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Equity, Good Jobs, and Climate Resiliency

The Repower LA Coalition formed in 2011 in response to two major challenges: double digit unemployment in many of LA’s neighborhoods, worsened by the Great Recession, and our city’s unsustainable reliance on dirty energy. Our coalition advocates for increased investment in clean energy/energy efficiency programs that would save customers money on their bills, create good, career path jobs, and help the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP), the nation’s largest municipally-owned utility, move toward cleaner energy.  

Thanks to our coalition’s advocacy, DWP has now helped upgrade 20,000 homes, small businesses, and schools throughout the city.  Our coalition is also working to expand access to solar power. A cornerstone of RePower LA’s work is our support for the Utility Pre-Craft Trainee (UPCT) program, which was developed by IBEW Local 18 in partnership with DWP. The program has opened up quality career path opportunities at both the DWP and the City for entry level workers across Los Angeles.