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. For more information or to subscribe to a mailing list for updates, please see the DACAG homepage.

DACAG seeks new members in 2024 - see application info here. See DACAG webpage here.

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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