CPUC Implements Six Steps for the Monitoring of PG&E

By Justin Dalton On August 5, 2021, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adopted Resolution M-4855 to set the selection process, scope of work, and schedule for an Independent Safety Monitor that will complement the CPUC’s oversight of PG&E. PG&E Continue reading

California Public Utilities Commission Votes to Allow Utilities to Increase Capacities in Spite of Continuing Environmental Concerns (R.20-11-003)

By Tristam Stidham At its March 25, 2021 meeting (agenda item 10), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), unanimously voted to direct California’s three major Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs), San Diego Gas & Electric, Pacific Gas & Electric, and Southern Continue reading

California Releases First Joint Agency Report on Path to Carbon-Free Electricity System by 2045

By Rachel Rockwell On March 15, 2021, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), in cooperation with the California Energy Commission (CEC) and California Air Resources Board, released the first joint agency report and a summary document detailing the state’s path Continue reading

Leadership Changes at the California Public Utilities Commission

By: Madison Orcutt Recently, there have been a number of appointments and reappointments at the California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”). On August 31, 2020, the Commissioners unanimously voted to terminate the employment of the Commission’s Executive Director, Alice Stebbins. [26:1 Continue reading

California Public Utilities Commission Unanimously Votes to Require San Diego Gas & Electric to Adjust Forecasted Rates after Challenge from Community Choice Aggregation Programs (A.20-04-014)

By Tristan Stidham At its January 14, 2021 voting meeting (Agenda Item 37, 37A), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted 4–0 to issue a decision (D.21-01-017), adopting Commissioner Martha Guzman-Aceves’ December 28, 2020, Alternate Proposed Decision regarding 2021 electric Continue reading

California Public Utilities Commission Transfers Electric Resource Portfolios For 2021-2022 Transmission Planning Process ((R.) 20-05-003)

By Rachel Rockwell At its February 11, 2021 voting meeting, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adopted D.21-02-008 to transfer electric resource portfolios to the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) as part of its ongoing rulemaking proceeding, R.20-05-003. The decision Continue reading

California Public Utilities Commission Imposes $59 Million Penalty Against Uber for Violating Rulings Regarding Sexual Assault and Harassment Claims

By Madison Orcutt On December 14, 2020, an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) with the California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”), Robert Mason III, issued a Decision in its ongoing Rulemaking Proceeding R.12-12-011, fining Uber $59 million for failing to comply with Continue reading

California Public Utilities Commission Holds Hearing On Southern California Edison’s Execution of 2020 Public Safety Power Shutoffs; Proposes Additional Guidelines for Utilities to Minimize the Impact (R.18-12-005)

By Tristan Stidham On January 26, 2021, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) held a hearing to address Southern California Edison’s (SCE) continued Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS). In a January 19, 2021 letter to SCE’s President and CEO Kevin Continue reading

California Public Utilities Commission Implements SB 676 Electric Vehicle Integration and Development (R.18-12-006)

By Rachel Rockwell On December 21, 2020, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued D.20-12-029 to implement SB 676 (Bradford) (Chapter 484, Statutes of 2019) and promote vehicle grid integration (VGI) strategies as part of its ongoing rulemaking proceeding, (R.) Continue reading

Former Executive Director Files Lawsuit Against the California Public Utilities Commission

By: Madison Orcutt On December 4, 2020, the former executive director of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Alice Stebbins, filed a complaint against the Commission in the San Francisco Superior Court (Alice Stebbins v. California Public Utilities Commission, et Continue reading