California regulators approve battery storage to help avoid summer blackouts
The California Public Utilities Commission hopes that Southern California Edison will speed up its plans to use batteries for power storage to help prevent potential power outages.
The Commission and other national energy agencies have warned that without Aliso Canyon field, California\'s largest natural gas storage facility, Southern California could face a power outage of up to 14 days this summer.
In addition to increasing the use of battery storage, energy agencies are urging consumers to find ways to save energy.
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\"This summer, next winter, at least the next summer after that, all of this has to do with the loss of natural gas storage in the ARSO Canyon,\" committee chairman Michael Pique said in an operation on Thursday.
\"Historically, our energy system in Los AngelesA.
A basin was built around the facility.
\"Now we are doing what we can to speed up the next generation of energy solutions in California\'s very limited infrastructure,\" Picker said . \".
\"This is an important part of the overall effort.
\"Aliso Canyon facility owned and operated by Southern California Gas Corporation
In last October, after a leak in one of its 115 wells, it attracted national attention.
It took four months for Southern California gas companies to stop leaking and seal wells.
The leak forced thousands of residents in the nearby Porter Ranch community to flee their homes after receiving complaints about illness.
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Jerry Brown ordered a suspension of the injection of more gas into the storage facility until it was considered safe.
To ensure safety, utilities have been checking and testing the remaining 114 wells.
However, it is not clear whether the gas still contained in the facility is available during the high demand for natural gas from power plants and residential customers.
Critics of the blackout warning argue that the state needs to seriously investigate alternatives to the use of Aliso Canyon.
They described the blackout warning as a \"threat\" to Southern California gas if the utility is not allowed to continue using the storage facility.
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