Joint Agency Meetings
Energy Action Plan Meeting


Press Release

Media Contacts:

Terrie Prosper, PUC, (415) 703-1366,
Linda Chou, CPA, (916) 651-9750,
Claudia Chandler, CEC, (916) 654-4989,


SAN FRANCISCO, July 17, 2003 - The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC), the California Energy Commission (CEC), and the California Power Authority (CPA) held a public meeting today to announce and highlight steps being taken to implement their joint Energy Action Plan (EAP). The EAP, approved by each of the three agencies this past spring, provides a blueprint for implementing unified state energy policy. The group also discussed further actions to take to ensure that adequate, reliable, and reasonably priced electrical power and natural gas supplies are achieved for California's consumers and taxpayers.

"Since the adoption of the Energy Action Plan the state has taken specific steps to prevent another energy crisis and get California back on its feet while promoting environmentally friendly power," said PUC President Michael R. Peevey. "It is a pleasure to work with the Commission's sister agencies in implementing energy policy for the state and in taking actions that will benefit California's consumers, economy, and environment."

"The Energy Action Plan implementation matrix as jointly developed by the three agencies, establishes the state's commitment and benchmarks our future collaborative efforts," noted Energy Commission Chair William Keese. "The actions identified in this matrix are clear commitments, measurable, and forward looking for California and the West."

"The Energy Action Plan provides a yardstick by which the public can measure our success in 'keeping the lights on' and reducing prices," said Power Authority Chair S. David Freeman. "We are working together recognizing that much work lies ahead."

The following steps have been implemented by the agencies in accordance with the EAP:

An Energy-Efficient State

A Green California

Reliable, Affordable Electricity

Reliable, Affordable Natural Gas

Members of the PUC, Energy Commission, and Power Authority will continue to hold public meetings to discuss the Energy Action Plan implementation progress. Further steps include adopting new 2005 building standards to improve energy efficiency, determining procurement options for 2006, and implementing generator maintenance standards to ensure reliability.

For more information on the EAP, worksheets on the implementation process, and materials given out at the meeting, please visit the PUC's website at