David Jacot

Director of Distributed Energy Solutions, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

David Jacot, P.E., is the Director of Distributed Energy Solutions (DES) for the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP). DES includes energy efficiency, building electrification, demand response, local solar, and distributed energy storage. LADWP operates the largest public power portfolio of energy efficiency programs in the nation, comprised of a broad array of energy resource acquisition and market transformation programs serving LADWP’s customers and mid/upstream contractor/vendor networks, with a strong emphasis on supporting the Construction Trades wherever possible.

In this role, David oversees all aspects of LADWP’s offerings and strategies designed to overcome market barriers to the comprehensive adoption of energy efficiency and other distributed energy resources (DER) by LADWP’s customers in order to facilitate LADWP’s transition to a 100% decarbonized grid by 2035. David also oversees the integration of electric, gas, and water efficiency programs through a nation-leading joint program partnership with the natural gas utility serving Los Angeles, the Southern California Gas Company. Finally, David manages LADWP’s energy and water efficiency labs, hand-on demonstration facilities, and emerging technology assessment and commercialization efforts at the La Kretz Innovation Campus, home of the world-renowned Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator.

David has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, as well as 20+ years of experience designing high performance building systems, optimizing building energy usage, and managing cost-effective and investment-grade demand-side resource programs.