Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group
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.
October 15, 1 p.m.
- September 17, 1 p.m.
August 20, 1 p.m
- July 16, 2021, 1 p.m.
- June 18, 2021, 1 p.m.
- Item 2. April meeting minutes
- Item 3. May meeting minutes
- Item 4. CEC SB 100 Report Resource Builds Presentation
- May 21, 2021, 1 p.m.
- Item 2. April meeting minutes
- Item 4. SOMAH presentation
- April 16, 2021, 1 p.m.
- Item 2. March meeting minutes
- Item 3. Joint IOU presentation on PSPS
- March 19, 2021, 1 p.m.
- Item 2. February meeting minutes
- Item 3. SCE climate adaptation presentation
- Item 4a. PG&E climate adaptation presentation
- Item 4b. PG&E climate adaptation Community Engagement Plan overview
- February 19, 2021, 1 p.m.
- Item 2. DACAG January minutes
- Item 3a. Natural Gas Incremental Efficiency Improvements for Reliability Workshop
- Item 3b. Root Cause Analysis presentation
- Item 4. NEM 3.0 presentation
- Item 5. Comment letter from DACAG on CEC's IEPR
- January 22, 2021, 1 p.m.
- Item 2. DACAG Nov meeting minutes
- Item 3. NEM Teleco presentation
- Item 4. Proposed Natural Gas Research Initiatives
- 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.
- November 15, 2019
- Item 2 – Draft October 18, 2019 minutes
- Item 3 – CEC Clean Transportation Plan Update
- Item 4 – CEC Energy Efficiency Consumer Protection
- Item 5 – CPUC Self-Generation Incentive Program Equity Budget
- Item 6a – CEC EPIC Grant Scoring Criteria
- Item 6b – CEC EPIC Empower Innovation
- Item 10 - DACAG Priority Topics
- Item 11 - DACAG charter proposed revisions
- October 18, 2019
- Item 2. Draft meeting minutes of September 20, 2019 DACAG meeting
- Item 3. California Air Resources Board’s Proposed 2019-2020 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentive
- Item 4. CPUC Presentation on building decarbonization activities
- Item 5. List of DACAG Priority Topics
- Item 7. Options for addressing late breaking issues
- September 20, 2019
- August 16, 2019
- July 19, via teleconference/WebEx
- June 21, via teleconference/WebEx
- Existing and Future Priorities
- 2019-2020 Investment Plan Update for the Clean Transportation Program Presentation
- Draft DACAG Comments on Clean Transportation Program - Item 4b
- May 3, 2019 - California Energy Commission, Sacramento: 1516 Ninth Street, Charles Imbrecht Hearing Room; call-in number: 866-469-3239, meeting #: 923 995 072; also available via WebEx
- Agenda for the May 3 meeting
- Supplemental Agenda
- Approval of February 22, 2019 and March 22, 2019 meeting minutes
- Update on CPUC's Climate Adaptation Proceeding (R.18-04-019) - disadvantaged and vulnerable communities
- Presentations by CPUC and Energy Commission on electric school bus programs
- Presentation by the Energy Commission on its diversity commitment in programs
- Presentation by the Energy Commission on updates to its Energy Equity Indicator tool
- Discussion of existing and future DACAG priority topics and proceedings
- Public Comment
- March 22, 2019
- Agenda for the March 22, 2019 meeting
- CPUC Climate Adaptation Proceeding and related questions
- Draft comment letter addressing Proposed Decision on the CPUC proceeding A.18-02-016 et al, implementing the Assembly Bill 2868 Energy Storage Program
- Draft comment letter to CPUC and CEC regarding updates to the Disadvantaged Communities definitions on websites
- February 22, 2019
- Agenda for the February 22, 2019 meeting
- Draft Minutes from the January 25, 2019 meeting
- Draft Annual Report of the DACAG
- Presentation of the Utility Demand Response Pilots for Disadvantaged Communities
- Draft Environmental and Social Justice Action Plan
- January 25, 2019
- Agenda for the January 25, 2019 meeting
- Supplemental Agenda Notice for the January 25, 2019 meeting
- Draft minutes from DACAG meeting of 11-30-18
- Materials for the Draft Annual Report
- Presentation on CPUC Demand Response Pilot program(s) in disadvantaged communities
- Presentation on the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC)
- Draft letter For Bill Protection Workshop, CPUC San Joaquin Valley "Affordable Energy" proceeding, R.15-01-030
- November 30, 2018
- Agenda for November 30, 2018 meeting
- Presentation item #7: Climate Change Assessment & Adaptation Opportunities in San Joaquin Valley
- Environmental and Social Justice Action Plan - DACAG proposed changes
- Draft comments: Proposed Decision on Affordable energy options for communities in San Joaquin Valley
- Draft recommendations related to AB 617 (Community Air Protection program, implemented by California Air Resources Board)
- Draft minutes from DACAG meeting of 10-30-18
- October 30, 2018
- September 28, 2018
- August 21, 2018
- April 4, 2018
- Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group Kick-off Meeting
- Introduction to Energy Commission Clean Energy Programs
- Introduction to CPUC Clean Energy Programs
- Energy Equity Indicators - Overview of Draft Tracking Progress Report
- Bagley-Keene - A Brief Primer for the SB350 Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group
Members of the Advisory Group
|First Name||Last Name||Affiliation||Member Team 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|
|Curtis||Silvers||Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade||expires March 31, 2023||1|
|Elena||Kreiger||Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers (PSE) for Healthy Energy||expires March 31, 2023||1|
|Fred||Beihn||Arrowhead Solutions, LLC||expires March 31, 2023||1|
|Jana||Ganion||Blue Lake Rancheria||expires March 31, 2022||3|
|José||Hernandez||Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator||expires March 31, 2023||1|
|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||3|
- DACAG Charter (updated March 2020)
- DACAG 2020-2021 Priority Areas
- DACAG Equity Framework
- Process for submitting DACAG recommendations to the CPUC and CEC
- Handy Guide to Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act and Simple Guide to Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act
- Robert's Rules of Order
- Senate Bill 350 Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act
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.