CA Gov. Gavin Newsom signs proclamation to free up energy capacity

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As of press time, temperatures in Berkeley are expected to climb to more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, with temperatures remaining high at more than 90 degrees Fahrenheit for Labor Day.

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On Thursday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an emergency proclamation that will free up energy capacity as high temperatures sweep the state.

The goal of the proclamation is to alleviate demand on the state’s energy grid, according to a press release from the governor’s office. The proclamation suspends permit requirements to allow power plants to generate additional power.

The National Weather Service currently has an excessive heat warning in place for Berkeley on Sunday and Monday. As of press time, temperatures are expected to climb to more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, with temperatures remaining high at more than 90 degrees Fahrenheit for Labor Day.

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