California Public Utilities Commission

02/27/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/27/2017 19:57

CPUC Hosts Thought Leaders Session on the Future of Utility Regulation in Energy

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California Public Utilities Commission 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA ADVISORY

Media Contact: Terrie Prosper, 415.703.1366, [email protected]

CPUC HOSTS THOUGHT LEADERS SESSION ON THE FUTURE OF UTILITY REGULATION IN ENERGY

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 27, 2017 - The California Public Utilities Commission's (CPUC) next Thought Leaders Speaker Series will tackle "The Future: The Utility Landscape in 10 Years - Energy".

WHEN: March 23, 2017, 2-3:30 p.m.

WHERE: CPUC Auditorium, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco; also available in real-time and archived via webcast at: www.adminmonitor.com/ca/cpuc

WHAT/WHO: A moderated discussion of the role of utility regulation in the energy industry in 10 years, featuring a cross-cutting panel that will discuss environmental strategies and sustainability:

  • Moderator: Tom Vacar, Consumer Editor and Investigative Reporter, KTVU News

  • Regulator: Edward Randolph, Energy Division Director, CPUC

  • Utility: George Minter, Vice President of External Affairs and Environmental Strategy, Southern California Gas Company

  • Consumer Advocate: Matthew Freedman, Staff Attorney, The Utility Reform Network

  • Industry: Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President, Western States Petroleum Association

The CPUC is dedicating three of its Thought Leaders sessions in 2017 to the topic of "The Future: The Utility Landscape in 10 Years". Following the session on energy, there will be a session on water on April 27, and another on transportation on May 25.

The CPUC hosts the Thought Leaders Speaker Series to stimulate thought and discussion of some of the most pressing challenges facing California utility regulators and the private sector industries impacted by state policies. Leading experts from around the world take center stage to offer their expertise and vision in areas such as communications, energy, water, transportation, the environment, green jobs, and more.

Although a quorum of Commissioners may be in attendance, no CPUC action will be taken at this event.

To register for this event (not required, but appreciated) and for more information on Thought Leaders, including archived video webcasts of prior Thought Leaders events, please visit: www.cpuc.ca.gov/ThoughtLeaders.

For more information on the CPUC, please visit www.cpuc.ca.gov.

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