ENERGY EFFICIENCY THIS SUMMER
The concept of energy efficiency involves application and utilization of improved or new technologies that use less energy to perform the same function. Using a light-emitting diode (LED) light bulb which consumes less energy than an incandescent light bulb to produce the same amount of light is an example of energy efficiency. Changing our business or individual practices or habits, such as shifting production hours or simply turning the lights off when leaving the room are examples or energy conservation. Combining efficiency and conservation can help save energy and also save money in the long run. Additionally, smart energy saving can help prevent power outages during extreme hot days when energy may be scarce and air conditioning use is high.
Although Azusa Light & Water (ALW) does not rely on or obtain natural gas from the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility to generate electricity, ALW may be affected due to its interconnection with the local (LA Basin) electric grid. Aliso Canyon gas storage facility is crucial for operation of the in-basin power plants, which not only supply energy but are also necessary for local grid stability. In that sense all electric utilities serving load in the greater LA basin may be affected by inadequate in-basin power generation that may be potentially induced by gas supply shortage. If such gas supply caused shortage of power, limited shortage were to occur among all utilities sharing whatever power is available in “real time.” In summary, the outlook for energy reliability in Southern California this summer remains challenging due to among other potential natural gas-fuel limitations stemming from limited availability of Aliso Canyon gas storage facility.
Azusa Light & Water will strive to provide information to the public before a power outage but everyone is urged to prepare now!
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Power outage may be as short as one minute or as long as one hour or more, have a plan with your family in case of emergency.
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