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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

    CARE / FERA

    Lower your
    Energy Bills!

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    CASF

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

    Deaf & Disabled Telecommunications Program

    DDTP

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

    California Teleconnect Fund

    CTF

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

  • CPUC Regulates and Registers these Services to Protect the Public

    CPUC Regulates Energy

    Energy

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

    CPUC Regulates Communications

    Communications

    The CPUC develops and implements policies for the telecommunications industry

    CPUC Regulates Rail

    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

    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?

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.

Visit the Consumer Information Website


Events

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

  » CSI Q3 Program Forum
8/24/2016 10:00:00 AM: Webinar

  » Public Workshop: Streamlining and Simplification of Direct Participation Enrollment Process
8/24/2016 9:30:00 AM: Milton Marks Conference Center 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Diego Room (Between Polk and Larkin Street) San Francisco, CA 94102

  » Public Meeting: Webinar on the CPUC Staff Concept Paper on Integrated Resource Planning
8/24/2016 2:00:00 PM: Remote Access Only


 
  • Consumer Help Logo

    Looking for Consumer Information?

    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.

    Visit the Consumer Information Website


  • Voting Meeting

    Commission Voting Meeting BannerThe CPUC holds regularly scheduled public meetings where at least three of the five commissioners (a quorum) meet to discuss and vote on various issues.  

     

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