The union told the Times that it needed to “express concerns” about the solar project, but did not describe the nature of the problems in detail. DWP officials say they are shifting their attention to clean energy for night use, with projects like Eland. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has approved the agreement to purchase solar power from an as yet-to-be-built solar facility in Kern County, bringing the city`s purchase price to nearly $20 per megawatt-hour. Activists cited the threat of major wildfires and other effects of climate change, saying Los Angeles can be a courageous example for the rest of the country and the world by rapidly activating fossil fuels. The approval of a solar contract for a project that will employ union workers is one example. 8minute Solar Energy`s Eland project will produce 400 megawatts when completed in 2023 and put an additional four hours of electricity on the grid at night thanks to storage batteries. “For every project for renewable energy and solar energy, we want to combine it with storage. We`re not just looking for solar power,” Reiko Kerr, senior deputy general manager of energy systems technology at DWP, said in an interview this year. Ash Rosas, a 17-year-old member of the environmental group Sunrise Movement, said the solar project met the organization`s main criteria: creating green jobs and reducing the carbon footprint. It was unclear whether the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local had 18 objections specific to the Eland project. But the union attacked L.A.