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    The CPUC regulates services and utilities, protects consumers, safeguards the environment, and assures Californians' access to safe and reliable utility infrastructure and services. The essential services regulated include electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water, railroad, rail transit, and passenger transportation companies. 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


    Lower your
    Energy Bills!

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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.

  • How Do I...

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Looking for Consumer Information?

Information on our programs, complaint process, brochures, and more!

Visit the Consumer Information Website



Event(s) scheduled on this date (3) :

  » CPUC Voting Meeting
6/21/2018 9:30:00 AM: CPUC Auditorium, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102; also available via remote access

  » Public Forum and Information Session on SoCalGas Rates
6/21/2018 6:00:00 PM: Board of Supervisors Board Chambers, 4080 Lemon St., Riverside, CA 92501

  » Public Forum and Information Session on SoCalGas Rates
6/21/2018 1:00:00 PM: Board of Supervisors Board Chambers, 4080 Lemon St., Riverside, CA 92501


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