Press Inquires

Members of the press, contact our newsroom or Terrie Prosper at tdp@cpuc.ca.gov or 1-415-703-1366.

Program Information and Contacts

The CPUC regulates distributed generation programs and policies on both the customer and utility wholesale side of the electric meter.  Customer-side of the meter distributed generation incentive programs include the Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing Program (SOMAH), the Disadvantaged Communities Single-family Solar Homes Program (DAC-SASH), and the Self-Generation Incentive Program, and these programs are overseen by the CPUC and administered through Program Administrators.  Utility side of the meter distributed generation includes wholesale energy generated for sale to utilities, and these procurement programs include the renewable portfolio standard program (including competitive solicitations, feed-in tariff, and renewable auction mechanism, and other procurement mechanisms) and the combined heat and power (CHP) feed-in tariff.

CPUC Staff Contacts

To contact the Customer Generation Programs staff at the CPUC with a question specific to a CPUC program, please use the contact list below. For general inquiries please contact the CPUC front desk.

Note that the CPUC has oversight over utility programs that provide tariffs and incentives for customers to use clean energy. However, the CPUC does not regulate solar companies or contractors.  While we can help direct customers to the appropriate resources to resolve issues that arise, we suggest filing complaints directly with the state agency that has jurisdiction to resolve construction-related complaints - the Contractors State License Board. More information can be found on our Resources for Solar Customers page.

Staff Name Lead Responsibilities Email

Tory Francisco

  • Supervisor, Customer Generation Programs
  • Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing Program (MASH)
  • Single Family Affordable Solar Homes Program (SASH)
  • CSI-Thermal Program

tory.francisco@cpuc.ca.gov

Cherie Chan
  • Green Tariff / Shared Renewables (GTSR)
cherie.chan@cpuc.ca.gov
Joshua Litwin
  • Disadvantaged Communities - Green Tariff (DAC-GT) Program
  • Disadvantaged Communities - Community Solar Green Tariff (CSGT) Program
joshua.litwin@cpuc.ca.gov
Jonathan Lakey
  • Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)
jonathan.lakey@cpuc.ca.gov
Erica Petrofsky
  • Disadvantaged Communities - Single Family Affordable Solar Homes Program (DAC-SASH)
  • Net Energy Metering (NEM)
  • NEM Fuel Cell (NEMFC)
  • NEM Aggregation (NEMA)
erica.petrofsky@cpuc.ca.gov
Chris Westling
  • Net Energy Metering (NEM)
  • Renewable Energy Self-Generation Bill Credit Transfer Program (RES-BCT)
  • NEM Aggregation (NEMA)
  • California Distributed Generation Statistics (DGStats)
christopher.westling@cpuc.ca.gov
Brett Palmer
  • Net Energy Metering (NEM)
  • Residential Solar Consumer Protections (AB 1070)
  • California Distributed Generation Statistics (DGStats)
brett.palmer@cpuc.ca.gov
Sarah Lerhaupt
  • Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH)
  • Virtual Net Metering (VNEM)
sarah.lerhaupt@cpuc.ca.gov