Brown, lawmakers announce plan to reform utility regulator

The Associated Press




SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has reached a deal with lawmakers on proposed legislation to improve transparency and make other reforms at the embattled California Public Utilities Commission.

The proposed changes announced Monday would scale back the CPUC's authority and require more public disclosure and participation in its proceedings.

The sweeping package is backed by three Democratic lawmakers who have proposed measures cracking down on the CPUC. The Democratic governor vetoed six CPUC bills last year, saying lawmakers tried to do too much at once and didn't provide adequate funding.

Critics allege the CPUC is too cozy with the companies it regulates. It also was accused of being slow to respond to a massive gas leak at Porter Ranch in Southern California.


Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs