• California Public Utilities Commission

    The CPUC regulates privately owned electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water, railroad, rail transit, and passenger transportation companies. The CPUC 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. On this website you'll find information about the many initiatives underway at the CPUC.


  • CPUC Provides Valuable Support Programs

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    California LifeLine

    Provides discounted home phone and cell phone services to eligible households

    Consumer Energy Programs

    CARE / FERA

    Lower your
    Energy Bills!

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    CASF

    California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) promotes deployment of high-quality advanced communications services.

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    DDTP

    Provides assistive telecommunications equipment, speech generating devices, and relay services.

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    CTF

    Provides discounted communications services to schools, community colleges, libraries, etc.

  • CPUC Regulates and Registers these Services to Protect the Public

    CPUC Regulates Energy

    Energy

    The CPUC regulates investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities operating in California.

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    Communications

    The CPUC develops and implements policies for the telecommunications industry

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    Rail

    The CPUC is the state agency that oversees rail safety; this includes freight, inter-city and commuter railroads, rail transit and rail crossings.

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    Passenger & Moving

    The CPUC also administers safety oversight and enforcement of moving companies and passenger carriers (limousines, shuttles, etc.).

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    Water

    The CPUC investigates water and sewer system service quality issues, analyzes, and processes utility rate change requests.

  • How Do I...

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    Looking for Consumer Information?

    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.

    Visit the Consumer Information Website


  • Voting Meeting

    The CPUC holds regularly scheduled public meetings where at least three of the five commissioners (a quorum) meet to discuss and vote on various issues.

  • News & Updates

  • California Public Utilities Decision 15-07-001 (D.15-07-001), dated July 3, 2015, requires Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E), and Southern California Edison Company (SCE), collectively Utilities or IOUs, to prepare comprehensive marketing, education and outreach, metrics, goals and strategies for Residential Rate Reform as adopted in D.15-07-001.
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  • Useful Links

  • Commission Daily Calendar

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    Filing a Language Access Complaint

    The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) strives to provide all members of the public equal access to its services. In compliance with the Dymally-Alatorre Bilingual Services Act and Title VI of The Civil Rights Act of 1964, the CPUC provides verbal interpretation and translation of written materials ...

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