JR DeShazo , associate professor of public policy and urban planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, commented in the April 23 edition of the Los Angeles Times ("Solar Power Producers Hesitate to Embrace New DWP Program"). DeShazo, who is also director of the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation, was quoted on the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s feed-in-tariff solar program, a program designed to let producers of solar power reduce their energy costs.
"It [DWP] needs to be very careful about how it picks projects….It should be open bids. They should announce scoring criteria in advance. Everything should be very transparent," commented DeShazo in the Times article.