• About the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

    The CPUC regulates privately owned electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water, railroad, rail transit, and passenger transportation companies, in addition to authorizing video franchises. Our five Governor-appointed Commissioners, as well as our staff, are dedicated to ensuring that consumers have safe, reliable utility service at reasonable rates, protecting against fraud, and promoting the health of California's economy.ivately owned electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water, railroad, rail transit, and passenger transportation companies, in addition to authorizing video franchises. Our five Governor-appointed Commissioners, as well as our staff, are dedicated to ensuring that consumers have safe, reliable utility service at reasonable rates, protecting against fraud, and promoting the health of California's economy.

  • The California Public Utilities Commission serves the public interest by protecting consumers and ensuring the provision of safe, reliable utility service and infrastructure at reasonable rates, with a commitment to environmental enhancement and a healthy California economy. We regulate utility services, stimulate innovation, and promote competitive markets, where possible, in the communications, energy, transportation, and water industries.

    Leadership

    • We lead with integrity, take initiative, and inspire a shared vision in the pursuit of the public interest.

    Excellence

    • Our skilled, dedicated, and diverse workforce provides the highest quality products and services.

    People

    • We promote professional growth, empowerment, innovation, accountability, teamwork, collegiality, and mutual respect.

    Participation

    • We provide an open, fair, timely, and inclusive process.

    Stewardship

    • We are responsible stewards of the human, financial, information, and natural resources entrusted to us.

    Communication

    • We provide accurate, timely information and consumer education.
    The California Public Utilities Commission betters the lives of all Californians through our recognized leadership in innovative communications, energy, transportation, and water policies and regulation.
  • Meet our Commissioners

  • Annual Reports

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    The CPUC regulates privately owned electric, natural gas, telephone, water, and sewer utilities. Unfortunately, we cannot help you resolve issues with publicly owned or municipal utilities, such as SMUD or the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

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  • Helpful Information

  • CPUC Fact Sheets

    California’s economy depends on the infrastructure the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and utilities provide. For almost 100 years, the CPUC has worked to protect consumers and ensure the provision of safe, reliable utility service and infrastructure at reasonable rates, with a commitment to environmental enhancement and a healthy California economy.

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    CA Small Business/DVBE Advocate Website

    The California Public Utilities Commission Small Business Program promotes small business economic vitality by offering programs and iniativies that support small businesses with utility-related issues, policies and practices. The CPUC program;

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    Consultant and Contract Opportunities

    The Commission often has consultant and contracting opportunities available to assist us in carrying out our regulatory mandates, as well as our day-to-day business operations.

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  • Meet Our Executive Director