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    The CPUC regulates privately owned electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water, railroad, rail transit, and passenger transportation companies. The CPUC serves the public interest by protecting consumers and ensuring the provision of safe, reliable utility service and infrastructure at reasonable rates, with a commitment to environmental enhancement and a healthy California economy. We regulate utility services, stimulate innovation, and promote competitive markets, where possible. On this website you'll find information about the many initiatives underway at the CPUC.

  • CPUC Provides Valuable Support Programs

    California Lifeline Program

    California LifeLine

    Provides discounted home phone and cell phone services to eligible households

    Consumer Energy Programs


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    California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) promotes deployment of high-quality advanced communications services.

    Deaf & Disabled Telecommunications Program


    Provides assistive telecommunications equipment, speech generating devices, and relay services.

    California Teleconnect Fund


    Provides discounted communications services to schools, community colleges, libraries, etc.

  • CPUC Regulates and Registers these Services to Protect the Public

    CPUC Regulates Energy


    The CPUC regulates investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities operating in California.

    CPUC Regulates Communications


    The CPUC develops and implements policies for the telecommunications industry

    CPUC Regulates Rail


    The CPUC is the state agency that oversees rail safety; this includes freight, inter-city and commuter railroads, rail transit and rail crossings. 

    CPUC Regulates Carriers and Movers

    Passenger & Moving

    The CPUC also administers safety oversight and enforcement of moving companies and passenger carriers (limousines, shuttles, etc.).

    CPUC Regulates Water


    The CPUC investigates water and sewer system service quality issues, analyzes, and processes utility rate change requests.

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The CPUC regulates privately owned electric, natural gas, telephone, water, and sewer utilities. Unfortunately, we cannot help you resolve issues with publicly owned or municipal utilities, such as SMUD or the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

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  » Public Workshop Notice: Workshop on Options for Implementing the CPUC Integrated Resource Planning Process
9/26/2016 9:30:00 AM: California Public Utilities Commission 505 Van Ness Avenue, Auditorium (Corner of Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street) San Francisco, CA 94102

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