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Enabling Renewable Energy

When the Renewable Energy Supply Falls Short, Natural Gas Bridges the Gap

California, with its abundant natural resources, has a long history of supporting renewable energy, including wind, solar and geothermal. However, power from renewable sources is intermittent — meaning it's not continuously available.

Since electricity supply and demand must always match, California must be prepared to meet energy demand when the sun doesn't shine and the wind doesn't blow.

A modern, natural gas power plant — like the new Huntington Beach Energy Plant — can better control and adjust output and be started and stopped within minutes, enabling a consistent, dependable supply of electricity to balance renewable energy.

AES has taken the initiative to rebuild and modernize its natural gas power plants — here in Huntington Beach, and also in Long Beach — to help California meet its clean energy goals and provide a reliable supply of electricity.