The Compliance with Ordering Paragraphs (COPs) database tracks and reports compliance of regulated entities with CPUC Decisions issued after January 1, 2015. For each ordering paragraph, the COPs database reports the following information:

  • Status (In compliance, Not In Compliance, Not Yet Due, etc.
  • How Compliance was Determined
  • Decision Number
  • Proceeding Number
  • Ordering Paragraph Number
  • Decision Effective Date
  • Due Date
  • Industry
  • Notes


Promoting Transparency and Accountability

COPs represents the CPUC’s first comprehensive tracking and reporting of compliance with CPUC Decisions in a way that is systematic, transparent, and consistent across regulated industries. It allows the CPUC to efficiently track and monitor Ordering Paragraph compliance, view aggregate compliance statistics, and allocate resources to ensure effective oversight. COPs provides transparency into the CPUC’s regulatory performance and demonstrates our commitment to holding ourselves and the entities we regulate accountable to the people of California.

Using COPs

The COPs database allows for a variety of search parameters and can export search results to MS Word or Excel. The application also produces reports on summary compliance statistics for a given period of time. For more information about COPs and instructions on how to navigate the database, please access the COPs User Guide for Public Users or COPs Quick Reference Guide for Public Users. 

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