Southern California may experience electrical service interruptions this summer. As part of the aftermath to the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak, all of Southern California could see up to 14 days of scheduled blackouts this summer, and more throughout the year, due to a shortage of natural gas. These findings are based on an action plan released by the state’s energy regulators and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
Southern California Edison (SCE) will work hard to minimize the impact, but residents must reduce their electric and natural gas consumption as well. SCE will expand customer programs to reduce the use of electricity when needed and they are exploring contracts for electricity resources outside of Southern California. To learn about the programs SCE has in place to address potential electric emergencies, please click here.
To learn how residents can participate in energy conservation and efficiency programs, please click here.