I'm a young engineer in the Power Systems at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. My work involves planning resources to transition Los Angeles towards clean energy. This involves incorporating wind, solar, geothermal, biomass resources as well as energy storage such as batteries, pumped hydro, and other emerging technologies.
The energy industry is evolving as it is reacting to the impacts of climate change. In addition to reducing carbon emissions the industry must also address droughts and wildfires, particularly in California.
As a young engineer in this sector I'm excited and emboldened to tackle these challenges as I grow in my profession.