Welcome to the Committee on Utilities and Energy

Committee Jurisdiction: Primary jurisdictions are California Energy Commission; California Independent System Operator; California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC); CPUC oversight and reform; Electric generation: biogas, biomass, coal, geothermal, hydroelectric, natural gas, nuclear, renewables, solar, and wind; Electric grid; Energy efficiency, energy conservation, and demand response; Energy service providers; Natural Gas; Power plant siting; Railroads; Supplier diversity related to CPUC regulated energy, water, and railroad; Utility rates: electric, gas, water, and vessels; Water utilities.

The Utilities and Energy Committee is located in Room 5132 and the phone number is (916) 319-2083.

Please see information and resources below during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis:
The California Municipal Utilities Association put together this webpage. They are continuing to update it as they get more information from their members.   

The investor owned utilities also have information available on their websites:

     

    Assembly Member Chris Holden, Chair

    Assembly Member Chris R. Holden, Chair of the Utilities and Energy Committee

    Assembly Member Jim Patterson, Vice Chair

    Assembly Member Jim Patterson,Vice Chair of the Utilities and Energy Committee

    For information on how to submit a position letter please see the 
    Advocacy Quick Reference Guide
    Submit Position Letter
     

    Important COVID-19 Information

    In the final days of the legislative session, the Assembly will conduct several hearings for bills returning from the Senate. The public will have the ability to participate in these hearings by offering comment in the following ways:

    • The Capitol will be open for attendance of this hearing; however, due to guidance on physical distancing, seating for the hearings will be minimal for the press and public. In-person attendance is not recommended. All are encouraged to watch the hearings from their livestream on the Assembly’s website at https://www.assembly.ca.gov/todaysevents.
    • Remote Testimony Stations at these locations (Please check the Assembly website for the latest information): 
      • Sacramento – State Capitol Park (Location to be determined based on weather conditions)
      • San Francisco State Office (455 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102)
      • San Diego State Building (1350 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101) 
    • Written testimony before the hearing via the position letter portal. Please note that any written testimony submitted to the committee is considered public comment and may be read into the record or reprinted.
    • Due to the impending constitutional deadline for the Legislature to adjourn and conclude this legislative session, phone testimony will be available, but it will be limited.

    Committee Room
    Contact Information

    Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee
    State Capitol, Room 5132
    Sacramento, California 95814
    916.319.2083 phone
    916.319.3099 fax
    Members & Staff

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