Get ready to save energy like you save water

Citing the threat of brown-outs this summer, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors urged Southern California residents to conserve electricity this summer and be prepared for possible 100-degree days without air conditioning.

The five-member board voted Tuesday to launch a countywide education campaign to prepare residents in the case Southern California’s power plants don’t have enough electricity to serve the entire region during peak summer days.

Those plants often rely on natural gas to power their facilities, and natural gas may be in short supply this summer if the massive natural gas facility in Aliso Canyon gas remains offline. The facility, which is run by Southern California Gas Company, has been out of operation since a well blowout last year. The ensuing four-month gas leak caused many Porter Ranch residents to temporarily relocate. The leak was plugged in February, but the facility remains closed while all of the gas wells on site are tested for safety.

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