David Hanson

David, a Veteran of the United States Navy Nuclear Powered Submarine Force, has served LADWP for over 17 years including Superintendent of the Electrical Mechanic Training Center. As a graduate of that Training Program, he has worked in Electric Station Maintenance and Construction, and had the opportunity to play a key role in large projects including New Station Construction, Solar Photovoltaic, and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition automation.

David has been the Co-Chair of the Solar Joint Labor Management committee since its inception nearly 10 years ago. He started this committee as a Labor Representative with IBEW Local 18 working the in the field installing solar systems and now serves as the Management Co-chair in charge of all solar projects.

A two-year special assignment with Power System Safety, coupled with the experience of constructing the two largest municipal owned, built, and operated solar farms gives him the unique perspective of the unusual safety hazards associated with distributed energy sources.

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