Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group

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Formation of the Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group (DACAG) was called for in Senate Bill 350, the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015. The 11-member group meets several times a year to review CPUC and CEC clean energy programs and policies to ensure that disadvantaged communities, including tribal and rural communities, benefit from proposed clean energy and pollution reduction programs. Group members are either from or represent disadvantaged communities.

We are seeking new members for the DACAG to advise the CPUC and CEC on environmental policies, programs and issues that affect disadvantaged communities. Please apply by March 19, 2021! Information on how to apply here.

Note: Applicants having a large number of potential conflicts that require recusal or create perceptions of conflicts will negatively impact the work of the DACAG. Any potential or perceived conflicts will be taken into consideration in the applicant selection process.


Upcoming Meetings 


Members of the Advisory Group



First  Last  Affiliation  Member Term Length  Term Number
Adriano Martinez Earth Justice expires March 31, 2022 2
Andres  Ramirez Pacoima Beautiful expires March 31, 2022 2
Angela  Islas Self-Help Enterprises expires March 31, 2022 2
Fred  Beihn Arrowhead Solutions, LLC expires March 31, 2022 1
Jana Ganion Blue Lake Rancheria expires March 31, 2023 3
Roger Lin California Environmental Justice Alliance expires March 31, 2022 2
Roman Partida-Lopez Greenlining Institute expires March 31, 2023  2
Stephanie Chen Marin Clean Energy expires March 31, 2023
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Background Information for the Advisory Group


Past Meetings

  • March 20, 2020 (POSTPONED due to COVID-19)
    • In an abundance of caution around concerns regarding COVID-19, the Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group postponed the March 20, 2020 DACAG meeting. Thank you for your understanding. The health and safety of our Advisory Group members, staff, and the public is our top priority.

Group Establishment Information

  • On March 1, 2018, the CPUC appointed the nominees to the Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group. The California Energy Commission also approved the appointments.  The two commissions also recognized the tribal representative appointed by the Governor's Tribal Liaison.  
  • On December 14, 2017, the CPUC adopted the Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group and its charter.  This action, together with a similar one by the California Energy Commission on December 13, establishes the Advisory Group. 
  • Read the CPUC's adopted resolution with the Advisory Group's charter
  • On November 1, 2017, the draft resolution to establish the Advisory Group was released for public review.
  • Energy Division Draft Resolution E-4893 for the Dec. 14, 2017 Voting Meeting establishing and adopting the charter of the Advisory Group
    • Comment from Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. on Draft Resolution E-4893
    • Comment from PG&E on Draft Resolution E-4893
  • Request for Applications for Appointment to the Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group
  • The CPUC and the California Energy Commission on August 1, 2017, released a joint proposal to establish a new advisory group consisting of representatives from disadvantaged communities who will provide advice on state programs proposed to achieve clean energy and pollution reduction.  

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