Federal and Regional Energy Policy

An important aspect of CPUC's role in the energy sector is to represent the interests of California's electric public utility consumers at the federal and regional level.

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Ensuring State and National Electric Reliability

Electric reliability of the nation’s interconnected electricity system is an important issue at both a local and national level.

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Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) Reform/Order 890

Non-discriminatory access to the nation's transmission system is fundamental for facilitating competition in wholesale electric markets, and ultimately reducing the cost of providing electricity.

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State and Federal Gas Ratemaking Section Contacts

To discuss or ask question about state of federal gas ratemaking.

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Transmission Investment Incentives

Based on provisions of the 2005 Energy Policy Act, FERC established transmission rate incentives for developers of new transmission facilities.

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Transmission Rates

 A California consumer’s electric bill reflects a variety of separate charges associated with providing electric services, which are “bundled” into a single amount. Part of this bill is used to pay for the transmission service, which ultimately benefits retail electric consumers. These charges are called the Transmission Access Charge (TAC) and CAISO’s Grid Management Charge (GMC).
 

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