CPUC Public Participation Hearings

The CPUC often holds Public Participation Hearings (PPHs) and other events to hear from the public on issues before the CPUC. If you have questions about PPHs or other events, please contact the CPUC's Public Advisor. You can also read What to Expect at Public Participation Hearings.

See information on upcoming PPHs and other events below. To see more CPUC events, check out our Meeting and Events Calendar.


Upcoming Public Participation Hearings and Certain Events


Workshop to Discuss the Accessibility of CPUC Proceedings

A workshop to brainstorm and discuss ideas for enhancing public participation and making CPUC proceedings more accessible.

  • November 7, 2018, 1:30 p.m., Fresno County Board of Supervisors Chambers, Hall of Records, 2281 Tulare St., Third Floor, Fresno, CA 93721
    • Two-way call-in number 888-469-3084, passcode 93721
    • Webcast

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Public Forum on Increasing Access to Energy in the San Joaquin Valley

A forum (called a Public Participation Hearing) to hear from the public about the CPUC's efforts to increase access to affordable energy for disadvantaged communities in the San Joaquin Valley. The public is encouraged to attend to provide comment on proposed pilot projects in the communities of Allensworth, Alpaugh, California City, Cantua Creek, Ducor, Fairmead, Lanare, Le Grand, La Vina, Monterey Park Tract, Seville, and West Goshen. 


  • November 1, 2018, 6:15 p.m. - 8 p.m.: San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control Central Office, Governing Board Room, 1990 E. Gettysburg Ave., Fresno, with remote access at the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Northern Office at 4800 Enterprise Way, Modesto, and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Southern Office at 34946 Flyover Ct., Bakersfield. Prior to the public forum, the CPUC will hold an All-Party Meeting from 4:45 p.m. - 6 p.m. for formal parties to the proceeding, and the public is welcome to join. 
  • November 7, 2018, 6 p.m.: Tulare Council Chambers, 475 N. M St., Tulare, CA

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Public Forums on Pacific Power's Rate Increase Request

We are holding two public forums for customers of PacificCorp's Pacific Power to give their perspective and input about the utility's request to increase rates, as follows:

  • October 29, 2018, 6 p.m.: City of Weed Council Chambers, 550 Main St., Weed, CA 96094
  • October 30, 2018, 6 p.m.: Crescent City Cultural Center, 1001 Front St., Crescent City, CA 95531

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Community Workshop: Reducing Utility Disconnections

We are seeking ways to reduce natural gas and electric utilities from disconnecting consumers from service. This workshop will discuss proposed policies and rules to reduce disconnections, and utilities and community organizations will make presentations. Time will be allocated to hear comment from the public from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Two workshops:

  • Nov. 19, 2018, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., UC Merced Center for Educational Partnerships, Inyo/Kern Room, 550 E. Shaw Ave., Fresno
  • Dec. 6, 2018, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., San Joaquin Council of Governments, 555 E. Weber Ave., Stockton
We previously held a workshop in Riverside on Oct. 12, 2018.


More Information

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 Prior Public Participation Hearings and Certain Events

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