The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) plans to consider two proposals to increase allowable working gas capacity at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in Los Angeles County.

The proposals are meant to ensure sufficient supplies this winter for gas and electric customers in the Los Angeles Basin, CPUC said last week. The currently allowed maximum capacity is 34 Bcf, less than half the 86 Bcf limit in place prior to a massive 2015 methane leak at the site.

“As we transition to a clean energy economy, we need to ensure energy reliability,” said CPUC commissioner Martha Guzman Aceves. “We must do so in a manner that does not detract from our mandate to ultimately reduce our reliance on natural gas infrastructure like Aliso Canyon.”