Past Board Meetings and Guest Speakers

 

List of Previous Board Meetings:

 

◆ May 8, 2024

 

Guest Speaker: Ben Wong | Water Resources Division | LADWP

Topic: 2024 Water Supply Situation for Los Angeles

Location: JFOB (Rm 1471) Hybrid / In-Person Zoom Meeting

Board Meeting Minutes

Speaker Summary

 

◆ April 10, 2024

 

Guest Speaker: Denis Obiang | Director of Power System Planning | LADWP

Topic: Update on Power System Resources, Transmission, and Distribution Plans

Location: JFOB (Rm 1471) Hybrid / In-Person Zoom Meeting

Board Meeting Minutes

Speaker Summary

 

◆ Mar 13, 2024

 

Guest Speaker: Bill Hasencamp | MWD

Topic: Update on California and Colorado River Issues

Location: JFOB (Rm 1471) Hybrid / In-Person Zoom Meeting

Board Meeting Minutes

Speaker Summary

 

◆ Feb 10, 2024

 

W&PA Annual Meeting

Guest Speaker: Marty Adams | General Manager | LADWP

Location: JFOB

 

◆ Jan 10, 2024

 

Guest Speaker: Dawn Lindell | BWP General Manager | City of Burbank

Topic: Issues Affecting Burbank Water and Power

Location: JFOB (Rm 1458) Hybrid / In-Person Zoom Meeting

 

◆ Dec 13, 2023

 

Guest Speaker: Dr. Fred Pickel | Ratepayer Advocate | City of Los Angeles

Topic: Accomplishments and Challenges of the last 10-Years

Location: JFOB (Rm 1471) Hybrid / In-Person Zoom Meeting

 

◆ Nov 8, 2023

 

Guest Speaker: Anselmo Collins | Assistant General Manager - Water | LADWP

Topic: Current Issues Facing the Water System

Location: JFOB (Rm 1471) Hybrid / In-Person Zoom Meeting

 

◆ Oct 11, 2023

 

Guest Speaker: Matthew Hale | Director of Legislative and Govermental Affairs | LADWP

Topic: How to Support Sound Water and Energy Policies

Location: JFOB (Rm 1471) Hybrid / In-Person Zoom Meeting

 

◆ Sept 13, 2023

 

Field Trip to Castaic Lake and Power Plant

No Meeting

 

◆ Aug 9, 2023

 

Guest Speaker: Simon Zewdu | Sr. AGM | LADWP

Topic: Equity Issues Being Evaluated by LADWP

Location: JFOB (Rm 1471) Hybrid / In-Person Zoom Meeting

 

◆ July 12, 2023

 

Guest Speaker: TBD | LADWP

Topic: Advocacy on Issuess Affecting Water and Energy in Los Angeles

Location: JFOB (Rm 1471) Hybrid / In-Person Zoom Meeting

 

◆ June 14, 2023

 

Guest Speaker: Marty Adams | General Manager | LADWP

Topic: Current Issues and Future Vision for LADWP

Location: JFOB (Rm 1471) Hybrid / In-Person Zoom Meeting

 

◆ May 10, 2023

 

•  Presentation of the Mulholland Service Award to Jeff Kightlinger (MWD GM 2006-2021)

•  Water System presentation on the year's snowpack, the impact on our water supplies, and what is being done to control the runoff to minimize damage to the Owens Lake dust control facilities. 

•  Sabrina Tsui, Manager of Resource Development, update us on the long-term water issues facing LADWP on the Colorado River and other challenges.

Location: JFOB (Rm 1471) Hybrid / In-Person Zoom Meeting

 

◆ April 12, 2023

 

Guest Speaker: Jason Rondou | Director of Power Resource Planning | LADWP

Topic: Changes Planned for the Distribution System

Location: JFOB (Rm 1471) Hybrid / In-Person Zoom Meeting

 

◆ March 8, 2023

 

Guest Speaker: Simon Zewdu | Director of Power Transmission Planning | LADWP

Guest Speaker: Denis Obiang | Transmission Planning Manager | LADWP

Topic: The Future of LADWP's Transmission System to meet the goals of the Strategic Long Term Resources Plan

Location: JFOB (Rm 1471) Hybrid In-Person/Zoom Meeting

 

◆ Feb 11, 2023 (Annual Meeting)

 

Guest Speakers

- Aram Benyamin | LADWP Chief Operating Officer | State of the Department

- Paul Lie | Mono Basin Issues

- Rafael Villegas | Operation Next

- Location: JFOB

 

◆ January 11, 2023

 

Guest Speaker: Winifred Yancy | Director of Electric Vehicle Strategy & Implementation | LADWP

Topic: Future Plans & Programs for Electric Vehicles

 

◆ December 14, 2022

 

Guest Speaker: Brad Coffee | Manager of Water Resources | MWD

Topic: Bay Delta, Colorado River Issues, and Reliability for Northern MWD Agencies

 

◆ October 12, 2022

 

Guest Speaker: Delon Kwan | Asst Director of Water Resources | LADWP

Topic: Water Supply Reliability for the Future

 

◆ September 14, 2022

 

Guest Speaker: Jason Rondou | Director of Power Resource Planning | LADWP

Topic: Long Term Strategic Resource Plan Update

 

◆ August 10, 2022 (Hybrid Zoom Meeting - Taix Restaurant)

 

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Guest Speaker: Stephen Kwok | Manager of Enterprise Cybersecurity Systems | LADWP

Topic: Cybersecurity Issues (53:50 minute mark)

 

◆ June 9, 2022

 

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Guest Speaker: Anselmo Collins | Asst. General Manager - Water | LADWP

Topic: Update on LADWP Water Issues

 

◆ May 11, 2022

 

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Guest Speaker: Jay Lim | Manager of Resource Planning | LADWP

Topic: Update on LADWP's Long Term Strategic Resource Plan (51:49 minute mark)

 

◆ April 13, 2022 (Hybrid Zoom Meeting - Taix Restaurant)

 

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Guest Speaker 1: Sabrina Tsui | Water Resource Division | LADWP

Topic: Update on the Water Supply Situation for Los Angeles for this Summer (32:24 minute mark)

Guest Speaker 2: Fred Pickle | Rate Payer Advocate | City of Los Angeles

Topic: Challenges for DWP's Proposed Power Programs (1:19:40 minute mark)

 

◆ Mar 9, 2022

 

Guest Speaker: Randy Howard | General Manager | Northern California Power Agency (NCPA)

Topic: NCPA Response to Green Power Initiatives

 

◆ Jan 12, 2022

 

Guest Speaker: Raphael Villegas and Ben Tanimoto | Program Managers | LADWP

Topic: Operation NEXT Water Supply Program (51:22 minute mark)

Guest Speaker: Andrew Linard and Sabrina Tsui | Director and Program Manager | LADWP

Topic: Water Supply Updates and LADWP Actions (1:40:50 minute mark)

 

◆ Nov 11, 2021

 

Guest Speaker: Randy Howard | General Manager | Northern California Power Agency (NCPA)   RESCHEDULE TO MARCH 2022 DUE TO FAMILY ILLNESS

Topic: NCPA Response to Green Power Initiatives

Presentation of the Tom McCarthy Service Award

 

◆ Oct 13, 2021

 

Guest Speaker: Jason Rondou | Director of Resource Planning, Development, & Program

Topic: LADWP Long Term Strategic Resources Plan

 

◆ Sept 8, 2021

 

Guest Speaker: Mike Webster | Executive Director | Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA)

Topic: Green Energy Intitiatives for SCPPA

 

◆ August 11, 2021

 

Guest Speaker: Andrew Linard | Director of Engineering & Technical Services | LADWP

Topic: Update on San Fernando Basin Groundwater Clean-up

 

◆ July 14, 2021

 

Guest Speaker: Kelly Nguyen | Pasadena Water & Power | AGM for Power Supply

Topic: How Pasadena is dealing with Green Power issues

 

◆ June 9, 2021

 

Guest Speaker: Jack Feldman | Webmaster and Virtual Museum Curator | Water and Power Associates

Topic: Presentation on the History of Water in Early LA 

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◆ May 12, 2021

 

Guest Speaker: Delon Kwan | Assistant Director of Water Resources | DWP

Topic: 2021 Urban Water Plan and MWD Issues   

 

◆ April 14, 2021

 

Guest Speakers: Reiko Kerr & Andrew Kendall | Sr. Power System AGM's | DWP

Topic: Update on Power Issues 

 

◆ March 10, 2021

 

·       Bill Barlak talked about the recent power outages in Texas. His talk starts at the 9:00 minute mark of the video.

·       Our main speaker was Deven Upadhyay of MWD who talked about Statewide Water Issues: His talk starts at the 1:00:00 hour mark of the video.

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