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.

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November 19, 1 p.m.

  • June 18, 2021, 1 p.m.
    • Agenda  
    • 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.
    • Agenda
    • Item 2. April meeting minutes
    • Item 4. SOMAH presentation  
  • April 16, 2021, 1 p.m.
    • Agenda  
    • Item 2. March meeting minutes
    • Item 3. Joint IOU presentation on PSPS
  • March 19, 2021, 1 p.m.
    • Agenda  
    • 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.
    • Agenda
    • 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.
    • Agenda
    • 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.

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

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.