Climate Heat Impact Response Program (CHIRP)
On July 30, 2021, Governor Newsom signed a Proclamation of a State of Emergency (Proclamation) to expedite clean energy projects and reduce demand on the electrical grid during extreme heat events in California. The Proclamation suspends certain permitting requirements to allow greater energy production during critical times when extreme heat events or the interruption of transmission lines from wildfires or other causes threaten energy supply. The Proclamation directs CARB to develop, and then promptly implement, a State-funded plan to mitigate the effects of additional emissions authorized by the Proclamation beyond ordinarily permitted levels. The mandate of the Climate Heat Impact Response Program (CHIRP) is to offset these emissions increases during extreme heat events, while providing opportunities to further enhance and support California’s grid resiliency.
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