Broken pipes and limited gas storage: Why it’s a risky summer for the power supply

“The Los Angeles area relies on electricity from gas-fired plants, and that gas could be in short supply this summer, state energy experts announced Tuesday. It means potential power outages in the coming months, with even more of a risk come winter.

The outage risks stem from limits on how much gas Southern California Gas Company is permitted to store underground at the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility, near Porter Ranch, and a state requirement that it withdraw gas only in emergencies. Four broken SoCal Gas pipelines also mean 27 percent less gas imported from outside the area, exacerbating the potential for shortages, officials said in a joint report.”

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