CPUC Rate Design Forums

The CPUC will hold community forums to discuss and answer questions about the CPUC’s July 2015 decision to significantly change residential electricity rates, including the requirement that starting in 2019, all residential customers will be offered time of use rates as a default.

At the Rate Design Forums the CPUC will discuss time of use rates, the transition from four to two rate tiers, the economic and environmental benefits of these new rates, and the CPUC’s plans to work closely with utilities and communities to ensure that consumers are ready for these changes. Following this short presentation, members of the public can make comment and ask questions.

Upcoming Forums/Events


Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 6 p.m.: CPUC Oakland Rate Design Forum, Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 

 Although a quorum of Commissioners may be in attendance at these events, no CPUC action will be taken.

Informational Materials

Prior Rate Design Forums/Events

Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 6 p.m.: CPUC Long Beach Rate Design Forum, Long Beach City Hall, 333 W. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802 

  Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 6 p.m.: CPUC San Bernardino Rate Design Forum, San Bernardino City Hall, 300North D St., San Bernardino, CA 92418 


 Monday, April 18, 2016, 6 p.m.: CPUC Oxnard Rate Design Forum, Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard, Pavilion Arbor Room, 600 East Esplanade Dr., Oxnard 93036 


 Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 5 p.m.: CPUC Bakersfield Rate Design Forum, Kern County Administrative Center, First Floor Board Chambers, 1115 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 

 Feb. 4, 2016, 1 p.m.–4 p.m.: En Banc on Time-of-Use Marketing, Education & Outreach, CPUC Auditorium, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco; also available in real-time via video webcast  

Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 6 p.m.: CPUC San Diego Rate Design Forum, The Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Ave., San Diego, CA 92114 

Dec. 8, 2015: Santa Ana City Hall, Council Chambers, 20 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701  

Nov. 17, 2015: Residential Electric Rate Summit, CPUC Auditorium, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco

Nov. 16, 2015: Stockton Rate Design Forum, Stockton City Hall

Sept. 22, 2015: Fresno Rate Design Forum, Fresno City Hall

 Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 5 p.m.: CPUC Chico Rate Design Forum, Manzanita Place, 1705 Manzanita Ave., Chico, CA 95926