UDPATE: Extreme Cold In U.S. Causing Natural Gas Shortage At Southern Calif. Power Plants
Don't Miss This
- Roseville Woman Run Over By Own SUV, Dies
- U-Haul Crashes Into Citrus Heights Home, Hitting Baby’s Room
- Davis Police MRAP Just One Of Hundreds Of Items Acquired From Military Surplus In Yolo County
- East Porterville Residents Without Water As Wells Go Dry During California Drought
- Police: California Plane Stowaway Arrested At Phoenix Airport
Get Breaking News First
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s power grid operator has asked for voluntary conservation of power because the extreme cold in much of the United States and Canada has caused a shortage of natural gas supplies to Southern California power plants.
The California Independent System Operator issued a so-called Flex Alert until 10 p.m. Thursday.
The natural gas shortage is only impacting Southern California power plants, but authorities say statewide electricity and gas conservation will help free up both electricity and gas supplies.
Flex Alerts are usually associated with power demands for cooling during California summers.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.