• Consumer Affairs Branch

    The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regulates privately owned California utilities that provide energy, water, and telecommunications services. If you have a question or complaint concerning one of these utility providers, help is available through the Consumer Affairs Branch (CAB). 

    CAB's dedicated team of case workers is ready to assist consumers with billing and service matters with regulated utilities.  In addition, CAB assists consumers in resolving application denials (appeals) for the California LifeLine program participation.

    To submit a complaint or learn more about the complaint process, please visit CAB's Utility Complaints Portal at the CPUC's Consumer Information Website.


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    CAB processes informal contacts according to the issue(s) involved and the regulatory authority of the CPUC.  

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    Frequently Asked Questions

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    LifeLine Appeal Process

    Appeal a LifeLine Program participation denial

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    Resources to obtaining help with your utility bill

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