CalChamber Urges Energy Conservation During Heatwave

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging its members and all Californians to conserve energy—both commercially and personally—to help avoid power shutdowns during this time of unprecedented high temperatures and threats to power supply from the Oregon Bootleg Fire in Southern-Central Oregon. The Oregon wildfire is currently threatening a regional transmission system and impacting California’s power supply.

The CalChamber welcomed news that Governor Gavin Newsom quickly responded to the potential emergency by issuing a proclamation today that will free up additional energy capacity amid the heat wave and threats created by the Oregon wildfire.

Especially in the midst of a heat wave like the one we are experiencing now, all Californians must pull together to reduce power use so we can relieve strain on the power grid which is struggling to maintain reliability during the extreme temperatures. Issues created by the Oregon Bootleg fire are making our challenges even greater right now.

The proclamation is available at: 

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