California Public Utilities Commission News

California judge upholds public utility's subscriber data sharing

By Kerry Goff | Jan 31, 2017

The U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California ordered last fall that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) could hand over requested confidential subscriber information to The Utility Reform Network (TURN) so it can research state market competitiveness, despite the resistance from communication companies like AT&T Mobility and other wireless carriers.

New California public-utilities commissioners announced

By Mia Sims | Jan 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Jerry Brown recently named two of his advisers to commissioner seats on the California Public Utilities Commission, and a civil-justice advocate said his group is looking forward to working with them.

Appeals court agrees to review whether decision to build Carlsbad Energy Plant followed rules

By Tara Mapes | Oct 7, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – California's 1st District Court of Appeals announced on Sept. 14 that it agreed to review a decision by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to build a new multibillion-dollar energy plant.

Watchdog group publishes PUC Papers website

By Andrew Burger | Jun 10, 2016

SANTA MONICA – California citizens' rights group Consumer Watchdog recently created an online portal where it published more than 100,000 emails and other digital documents chronicling alleged misdeeds and corruption among utility executives, attorneys, Wall Street investment bankers and Gov. Jerry Brown's administration.

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