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Local energy reliability possibly at risk with Porter Ranch gas leak




A sign marking the boundary of the Aliso Canyon storage facility is pictured in Porter Ranch, California, January 6, 2016.
A sign marking the boundary of the Aliso Canyon storage facility is pictured in Porter Ranch, California, January 6, 2016.
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The heads of three California energy agencies said this week they are concerned Los Angeles could run short of the natural gas it needs to generate power over the coming hot summer months if a massive underground gas field is shut down.

The heads of the California Energy Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission, and the California Independent System Operator raised the issue in a letter Monday to Gov. Jerry Brown.

They want to study whether the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and other local power providers can meet peak demands come summer.

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Robert Weisenmiller, Chair of the California Energy Commission



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