SACRAMENTO – As California continues to grapple with the widespread heat event impacting much of the west coast, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is providing updated resources to reporters covering the heat event.
Earlier this afternoon, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Emergency Proclamation to open up additional energy capacity and allow for more widespread conservation to preserve the state’s power supply. The Governor’s Executive Order followed the state Independent System Operator’s (ISO) issuance of a Grid Warning.
Pre-taped interviews of officials in English and Spanish are available below:
- Brian Ferguson – Cal OES (English)
- Diana Crofts-Pelayo – Cal OES (Spanish)
- David Hochschild – Chair, California Energy Commission
Cal OES’s role in extreme heat events is to coordinate government-wide response across local, state, and federal jurisdictions in order to protect public health and safety.
A Flex Alert has also been extended to Friday, June 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Cal ISO will hold a media briefing at 5 p.m. Learn more at https://www.caiso.com/.