CPUC Public Participation Hearings

The CPUC often holds Public Participation Hearings (PPHs) and other events to hear from the public on issues before the CPUC. If you have questions about PPHs or other events, please contact the CPUC's Public Advisor. You can also read What to Expect at Public Participation Hearings.

See information on upcoming PPHs and other events below. To see more CPUC events, check out our Meeting and Events Calendar.

 

Upcoming Public Participation Hearings

PG&E Rate Increase Requests

We are holding information sessions and public comment forums related to PG&E's request to increase rates and reallocate costs to its customers as part of its Gas Transmission and Storage Rate Case and its Gas Cost Allocation Proceeding, respectively:

 

  • June 26, 2018:
    • 1 p.m. AND 6 p.m. Information Sessions
    • 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m. Public Comment Forums
    • California Energy Commission, Hearing Room, 1516 9th St., Sacramento, CA 95814
    • View our flyer
     
  • June 27, 2018:
    • 1 p.m. AND 6 p.m. Information Sessions
    • 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m. Public Comment Forums
    • Fresno City Hall Council Chambers, 2600 Fresno St., Fresno, CA 93721
    • View our flyer
     
  • June 28, 2018:
    • 1 p.m. AND 5 p.m. Information Sessions
    • 2 p.m. AND 6 p.m. Public Comment Forums
    • Bakersfield City Hall Council Chambers, 1600 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301
    • View our flyer
     
  • July 10, 2018:
    • 1 p.m. AND 6 p.m. Information Sessions
    • 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m. Public Comment Forums
    • Manzanita Place at Elks Lodge, Room 3, 1705 Manzanita Ave., Chico, CA 95926
    • View our flyer
     
  • July 11, 2018:
    • 1 p.m. AND 6 p.m. Information Sessions
    • 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m. Public Comment Forums
    • CPUC Auditorium, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102
    • View our flyer
     
  • July 16, 2018:
    • 1 p.m. AND 6 p.m. Information Sessions
    • 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m. Public Comment Forums
    • Scottish Rite Center, 2455 Masonic Dr., San Jose, CA 95125
    • View our flyer
     
  • July 17, 2018:
    • 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m. Public Comment Forums
    • Elihu M. Harris Building, Room 1, 1515 Clay St., Oakland, CA 94612
    • View our flyer
     

Information Sessions

At the information sessions prior to the public comment forums, there will be tables hosted by PG&E, the CPUC, and other groups participating in the proceeding. These groups are called "parties" to the proceeding, and they advocate for different perspectives, such as small businesses, agricultural customers, and residential customers. Attendees will be able to stop by each table and get information on the proceeding and ask questions.

Public Comment Forums

The public comment forums, called Public Participation Hearings, will begin with a brief overview of PG&E's rate increase request, and then public comments will be heard.  The CPUC Administrative Law Judges assigned to these cases will preside over each public comment forum. The Administrative Law Judges are scheduled to write Proposed Decisions in these matters for CPUC Commissioners' consideration by the end of the year. The CPUC welcomes attendance and participation, as public comments help the CPUC reach an informed decision.

Read our Media Advisory

 

PG&E's Customer Notice

 

 Foresthill Telephone Rates

We are holding a public forum to provide an opportunity for customers of Foresthill Telephone Company (a Sebastian company) to comment on the utility's request to increase rates, among other things.

  • June 14, 2018, 6 p.m.: Forest Hill Memorial Hall, 24601 Harrison St., Foresthill, CA 95631

Read our media advisory

Read Foresthill's Customer Notice

View our flyer

Read the Ruling Setting the Public Participation Hearing

Proceeding Documents

 

SoCalGas and SDG&E Rate Case

We are holding several public forums and Information Sessions to provide an opportunity for customers of Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) to give their perspective and input to the CPUC about the request of the utilities to increase rates in 2019-2022. The forums and Information Sessions will take place as follows:

SoCalGas

  • May 29, 2018, 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m.:
    • Visalia Convention Center, Charter Oak Ballroom A, 303 E. Acequia Ave., Visalia, CA 93291
  • June 12, 2018, 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m.:
    • Holiday Inn Palmdale, 38630 Fifth St. West, Palmdale, CA 93551
     
  • June 14, 2018:
    • 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m. Public Forums
    • 1 p.m. AND 6 p.m. Information Sessions
    • Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center Ventura Room, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA 93030
     
  • June 19, 2018:
    • 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m. Public Forums
    • 1 p.m. AND 6 p.m. Information Sessions
    • Inglewood City Hall Community Room, 1 Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90301
     
  • June 20, 2018, 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m.:
    • Port of Long Beach Harbor Commission Board Room, 4801 Airport Plaza Dr., Long Beach, CA 90815
     
  • June 21, 2018:
    • 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m. Public Forums
    • 1 p.m. AND 6 p.m. Information Sessions
    • Board of Supervisors Board Chambers, 4080 Lemon St., Riverside, CA 92501
SDG&E
  • June 13, 2018:
    • 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m. Public Forums
    • 1 p.m. AND 6 p.m. Information Sessions
    • El Cajon City Hall Council Chambers, 200 Civic Center Way, El Cajon, CA 92020
     
  • June 26, 2018:
    • 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m. Public Forums
    • 1 p.m. AND 6 p.m. Information Sessions
    • California Center for the Arts, Salon 3, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025
     
  • June 28, 2018:
    • 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m. Public Forums
    • 1 p.m. AND 6 p.m. Information Sessions
    • Chula Vista City Hall Council Chambers, 276 Fourth Ave., Chula Vista, CA 91910
     

Public Forums

The public forums will begin with a brief presentation on the proceeding and an overview of the rate increase request of the utility, and then public comments will be heard.  The CPUC Administrative Law Judge assigned to the SoCalGas and SDG&E rate cases will preside over each public forum, called a Public Participation Hearing. The Administrative Law Judge is scheduled to write a proposed decision in the matter for CPUC Commissioner consideration by the end of the year. The CPUC welcomes attendance, as public comments help the CPUC reach an informed decision.

Information Sessions

As noted above, there will be Information Sessions in advance of certain public forums. There will be informational tables hosted by the utility, the CPUC, and other groups participating in the proceeding (these groups are called "parties" to the proceeding, and they advocate for different perspectives, such as small businesses, agricultural customers, and residential customers). Attendees will be able to stop by each table and get information on the proceeding and ask questions. The CPUC has also asked SoCalGas and SDG&E to provide customer service staff for customers to ask questions about their bills.

Media Advisory 

SoCalGas Customer Notice

Fact Sheet on SoCalGas Request

Fact Sheet on SoCalGas Request in Spanish

Fact Sheet on SDG&E Request

Fact Sheet on SDG&E Request in Spanish

SDG&E Customer Notice

Watch our Video about the Public Forums on YouTube

Watch the Video in Spanish

Watch our Video about General Rate Cases on YouTube

Proceeding Documents for SoCalGas (A.17-10-008)

Proceeding Documents for SDG&E (A.17-10-007)

 

 

Prior Public Participation Hearings


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