Decisions Pending and Opportunities for Public Participation

In accordance with the Government Modernization, Efficiency, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2005 (Figueroa, Chapter 686, Statutes of 2005), we provide the following "customer service" links.


Notices of All Public Meetings and Agendas

All public meeting notices and associated agendas are posted to our website. Please check the On-Line Calendar for meetings and agendas you may be interested in.

Formal actions taken by the Energy Commission are done at its biweekly (every other week) Business Meeting. For items that are scheduled for formal action by the California Energy Commission, please visit the Commission's Business Meetings page.


E-mail Listservers for Proceedings

Please check the current proceedings/docket list. Each proceeding's main page has a sign-up space for an e-mail listserver. The listserver keeps you informed of items placed on line (such as notices, orders, documents, comments, etc.) as well as information about upcoming events.

Also see our listserver page to sign up for more than one list at the same time.


How to Participate


Public Adviser

Under the Warren Alquist Act, the Public Adviser is nominated by the Commission and appointed by the Governor for a term of three years to serve as adviser to the public and to the Commission to ensure that full and adequate participation by all interested groups and the public at large is secured in Energy Commission proceedings.

Please visit the Public Adviser's Office page for more information about participating in Energy Commission activities.


Public Comments

People may speak up to five minutes at Commission Business Meetings on any matter concerning the Energy Commission.

Questions about participation in a Business Meeting or other should be directed to the Public Adviser's Office - 916-654-4489 or 800-822-6228.


Participating by Telephone at a Business Meeting

If you want to participate by telephone, call toll free 1-888-823-5065 on Business Meeting days after 10:01 a.m. (Pacific Time). When asked, please answer "Business Meeting and Mr. Jerome Lee" and the operator will connect you into the meeting. Should you want to speak on a specific item, please inform the operator and provide the item number.

Please note that while the Energy Commission affords members of the public the opportunity to participate by telephone, the Commission strongly encourages public comments to be made in person because there are occasional technical problems with the Commission's telephone link. The Commission will make every effort to avoid these problems; however, it is the responsibility of the person wishing to make a comment to ensure that such comment is received by the Commission. If you intend to make comments by phone, the Commission recommends that a written comment also be submitted either by facsimile or e-mail to the Public Adviser by 5 p.m. two days before the scheduled business meeting.


Laws and Regulations Relevant to Current Public Proceedings

All laws, regulations, or executive orders that directs a public proceeding are explained in that proceeding's main page. Please check the current proceedings/docket list.


Submitting Comments About Draft Reports and Regulations

To comment on any Energy Commission proceeding, you may send an e-mail to our Dockets Office (docket@energy.ca.gov). Please state the Energy Commission docket number of the proceeding in the subject line of the e-mail.

You may also participate in the discussions that precede the formal Energy Commission hearing and vote on an item.


Webcasts

Any meeting scheduled for webcast (including all Energy Commission Business Meeting) are posted on our webcast calendar. Please go to our webcast page.




If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding any of the above, please contact mediaoffice@energy.ca.gov, or call 916-654-4989