Grid Alert Advisory

Issued: 8/31/22

Updated: 9/7/22


On August 31, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Emergency Proclamation in response to the extreme heat event that is putting significant demand and strain on California's energy grid. The Proclamation was revised on September 2, 2022 ( N-14-22) and on September 7, 2022 (N-15-22). The September 7, 2022 revision includes the following extensions underlined in bold:

  • Until 11:59 p.m. on September 9, 2022, stationary and portable generators are allowed to operate as emergency use on any day on which the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has issued an Energy Emergency Alert Watch or Energy Emergency Alert..
  • Permitting requirements or conditions that restrict the amount of power that a facility may generate, restrict the amount of fuel that a facility may use, or impose air quality requirements that prevent the facility from generating additional power during peak demand hours, from· 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on August 31, 2022 through September 9, 2022, inclusive, or as otherwise needed to respond to the Extreme Heat Event, are suspended. 
  • Ocean-going vessels that are berthed at California ports between September 3, 2022, at 12:01 a.m., and September 9, 2022, at 11 :59 p.m., inclusive, shall not be required to use shore power for auxiliary engines until after 11:59 pm on September 12, 2022.

Any facility that operates in accordance with Paragraph 4 of the Emergency Proclamation, must (1) notify the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (District), Energy Commission, and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) within 48 hours and (2) report additional fuel use, additional hours of operation, and energy produced by that additional use and operation to the District, the Energy Commission, and CARB within 30 days of this Proclamation. To notify the District, or if you have questions, please call the Compliance Division at (858) 586-2650 or email