Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

At a Glance


Government/Public Administration

Project Types

Engagement and Behavior Change, Financial Evaluation and Planning, Sustainability and Energy Management Strategy




Los Angeles, CA


Jenny Kim focused on partnerships with nonprofits to help LADWP in its water and energy conservation efforts.


Jenny Kim spent her summer at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), which, as the nation’s largest publicly-owned utility, serves a diverse population of four million residents. LADWP enlisted Kim to help bring its grant-funded energy efficiency and water conservation programs for nonprofits in-house.


During her fellowship, Kim engaged with the leaders of homelessness, public health and religious nonprofits, providing the organizations with energy efficiency resources such as Kill-A-Watt plug-in energy monitors. She also developed a social network to help nonprofits connect with one another and share information. Kim also researched energy efficiency programs based on behavior change, a type of program LADWP has considered launching.

Potential Impact

Ultimately, her research and recommendations will help develop a new energy efficiency grant program for Los Angeles nonprofits.

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