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Closing the Energy Gap

The new, modernized Alamitos Energy Center will help close the energy gap left by the permanent closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) and the retirement of old, inefficient plants, and help the state integrate more clean, renewable energy.

It will provide the reliability needed to help prevent blackouts and brownouts when temperatures soar, or when wind and solar facilities aren't operating because the wind isn't blowing or the sun isn't shining. 

And because it can shut down and start back up so quickly, it doesn't need to run at idle during lower periods of power demand.