• Martha Guzman Aceves

    Martha Guzman Aceves was appointed Commissioner at the CPUC by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Dec. 28, 2016. She previously served as deputy legislative affairs secretary in the Office of the Governor since 2011, focusing on natural resources, environmental protection, energy and food and agriculture. She was sustainable communities program director for the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation from 2005 to 2011. From 2006 to 2008, she worked with Swanton Berry Farm on human resources issues including a new employee-stock ownership program. She was legislative coordinator for United Farm Workers from 1999 to 2005, working on labor and environmental issues. In 2010 she co-founded Communities for a New California, a charitable organization promoting increased civic engagement of underrepresented communities. Guzman Aceves earned a Master of Science degree in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Davis.

  • Expanding Solar in Disadvantaged Communities


    SAN FRANCISCO, June 21, 2018 - The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), in its ongoing efforts to help improve air quality and economic conditions in disadvantaged communities, today adopted three new programs to promote the installation of solar energy to serve customers in disadvantaged communities. “Transitioning to a clean economy must include all Californians. Targeting solar investments in low income and disadvantaged communities will help ensure that all Californians have access to all the benefits of solar, whether on their roofs or nearby in their neighborhoods,” said Commissioner Martha Guzman Aceves.

    WEBINAR: Community Solar in Disadvantaged Communities

    Friday, July 13, 2018

    1:00 p.m. | Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-7:00) | 1 hr 3o mins

    Register - After your request has been approved, you'll receive instructions for joining the meeting. If you already registered for this meeting, you do not need to register again.

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    CPUC Decision 18-06-027

    Fact Sheet

    Information presentation

    CPUC Press Release

    CPUC Presentation

  • Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group

  • Increasing Access to Affordable Energy in the San Joaquin Valley

  • Join us for an upcoming workshop where the Parties will present a Joint Proposal Addressing Economic Feasibility Standards for the Proposed Pilot Projects at a workshop to be held in Sacramento, on July 23-24, 2018 at the California Energy Commission at 1516 9th Street, Sacramento, California.

    Agenda for the July 23rd and 24th workshop

    June 6, 2018 Ruling

    For more information about this proceeding in general:


    or contact: sarah.sharpe@cpuc.ca.gov


    The California LifeLine Program (California LifeLine) is a state program that provides discounted home phone and cell phone services to eligible households. Commissioner Guzman Aceves has been assigned the Lifeline proceeding and invites you to join in the process.

    California LifeLine Program Webinar: The Roadmap for the California LifeLine Program

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    1:00 p.m. | Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT - 7:00) | 3 hrs

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    California LifeLine Program Workshop

    Dates: August 6th and 7th    

    Location: California Energy Commission, Imbrecht Hearing Room, 1516 9th Street, Sacramento CA  95814

    Attendees will need to check in with Security upon arrival, sign in, and receive a visitor sticker

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  • Consumer Protections for Solar Customers

    The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is developing improved consumer protection programs for Californians who use the Net Energy Metering (NEM) program to go solar. This public forum is an opportunity to share community concerns, learn about current consumer protections, and identify ways to improve protections.  We have invited other state agencies with authority over various parts of the solar industry to share their progress in protecting solar consumers and discuss solutions for customers who currently have concerns with their solar systems. Please join us!


    Consumer Protections for Rooftop Solar Customers

    WHEN: Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    WHERE: John Palacios Community Center, 16846 4th St., Huron, CA 93234

    Huron Solar Consumer Protection Public Forum Outreach Flyer

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    Internet for All Now Act

    The Internet for All Now Act (Assembly Bill 1665) promotes broadband adoption and infrastructure deployment in unserved areas with a goal of providing broadband access to no less than 98 percent of California households. The CPUC is seeking feedback on the implementation and proposed programmatic changes to its broadband grant program, including new methods of private-public partnerships, allowing and incentivizing the use of existing infrastructure, and establishing various strategies for investing in low income households and communities for infrastructure and adoption goals.

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    California Advanced Services Fund Infrastructure Workshop

    Date: July 25, 2018

    California Environmental Protection Agency, Sierra Hearing Room

    1001 I St, Sacramento, CA 95812

    Agenda coming soon


    Energy Disconnections and Reconnections

    Draft Order Instituting a Commission Rulemaking on Energy Disconnections and Reconnections

    Commissioner Guzman Aceves is providing this draft Rulemaking to the public. Consistent with Senate Bill 598, this Proceeding would seek ways to reduce electric and gas utility disconnections, and to improve reconnection processes. She plans on placing this draft on the Commission agenda for consideration in the near future.

  • Contact Info:

    Commissioner Martha Guzman Aceves
    California Public Utilities Commission
    505 Van Ness Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94102

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