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August 05, 2015 12:58 AM ET

Commercial Services and Supplies

Company Overview of California Public Utilities Commission

Company Overview

California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regulates privately owned utilities in California. It engages in regulation of telecommunications, electric, natural gas, water, railroad, rail transit, and passenger transportation companies. Additionally, the commission authorizes video franchises. It also offers consumer protection programs. CPUC, formerly known as the Railroad Commission, was established in 1911 and is based in San Francisco, California with an additional office in Los Angeles, California.

505 Van Ness Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94102

United States

Founded in 1911

Phone:

415-703-2782

Fax:

415-703-1758

Key Executives for California Public Utilities Commission

Interim Executive Director
Commissioner
Commissioner
Commissioner
Acting General Counsel
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

California Public Utilities Commission Key Developments

California Public Utilities Commission Order Rasier-CA to Pay $7.3 Million Fine or Shut Down

Uber announced that California regulators ordered the company to pay a $7.3 million fine and hand over required information about safety and accessibility - or shut down in the ride service's home state. The California Public Utilities Commission said Uber was the only ride service that did not provide the information. An Uber spokeswoman said the San Francisco company would appeal the fine. The fine was levied against Rasier-CA, a wholly owned Uber subsidiary that operates UberX in California. The company's operating license could be suspended if it does not pay the penalty and supply the required information within 30 days.

California Public Utilities Commission Approves 22 Solar Projects for Southern California Edison as Part of its Solar Photovoltaic Program

Southern California Edison (SCE) announced that it continues to encourage and support the development and interconnection of solar projects within its service territory. SCE has about 125,000 rooftop solar systems installed in its territory, totaling more than 1,000 megawatts. Those systems include residential and non-residential installations, as well as some utility-owned projects. Nearly 600 megawatts are from residential projects. Adding to those totals, SCE recently announced that the California Public Utilities Commission has approved 22 projects totaling 42.6 megawatts of direct current power from the utility's fourth solicitation to obtain electricity from independent power producers as part of its Solar Photovoltaic Program (SPVP). The rooftop projects selected are distributed throughout SCE's service territory and were proposed by two different developers, Borrego and Sun Edison. The power-purchase agreements have been reviewed and approved by the utilities commission. One megawatt of solar in California can power 216 homes, according to calculations from the Solar Energy Industries Association. As part of the procurement effort, SCE also sought projects to serve the Orange County area that could enhance the reliability of the local grid. One of the projects approved by the commission is a 1.63-megawatt direct current rooftop project in Orange County, where renewable generation in the densely populated area is currently less than 3%.

California Public Utilities Commission Presents at 2015 Platts Transmission Planning and Development Conference, Jun-16-2015 11:15 AM

California Public Utilities Commission Presents at 2015 Platts Transmission Planning and Development Conference, Jun-16-2015 11:15 AM. Venue: Westin Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia, United States. Speakers: Bishu Chatterjee, Independent Energy Consultant; Former Risk Analysis Manager.

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