PROFESSIONALISM – We provide all our clients with high quality, creative and timely legal services, treating all people and interests with respect. The Legal Service assists the Advocate General in his role as representative of the Commission. The General Counsel, in conjunction with the Legal Staff, represents and represents the people of the State of California and the Commission in all claims and proceedings relating to matters relating to the Public Utilities Code or any order or action of the Commission. TEAMWORK – We – lawyers, support staff and managers – foster a supportive work environment and work collaboratively within the legal department and with other departments and agencies. The Consumer Protection and Enforcement Unit (CPED) supports the Commission`s activities in the fields of passenger transport, energy and communications. The DEPC issues permits to private passenger transportation companies such as ride-sharing (Uber, Lyft), limousines, buses, airport transfers and ferries; enforces incentive programs against utilities and service providers; establishes and ensures compliance with rules and regulations for utilities and transport companies; and investigating allegations of misconduct and waste, fraud and abuse by airlines. CPED also conducts field operations with state and local law enforcement agencies to identify illegal and non-compliant transportation companies. The department provides legal advice to various clients: Commission, Administrative Judges Department, Department of Energy, Water Department, Office of Prosecutors, Department of Communications, Department of Safety and Law Enforcement, Department of Consumer Protection and Enforcement, Department of Railway Safety, Office of Government Affairs, and processes requests and subpoenas under the Public Records Act. The section deals with state and federal government advisory matters, including the work of federal agencies representing the Commission and utility charge payers before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and related appeals from appellate courts. This section also coordinates interagency coordination with the California Office of Energy Infrastructure Safety. As with all consulting areas, this section can cover all industrial sectors. Key areas of responsibility include: forest fire reduction and costs, public safety power outages, oil and gas pipelines, and energy reliability. The main clients are the Commission, the Executive Department, the ALJ Department and all the consulting industry departments.
All matters over which the Commission has powers of oversight, control, competence or advice must be approved by a quorum of Commissioners at a public meeting on the agenda. Thus, during these meetings, Commissioners vote on recommendations from regulatory operations staff (staff) to resolve issues that have not been the subject of hearings, and vote on other recommendations submitted by the Chair for final decision on matters on which hearings have been held. Commissioners also vote on a variety of administrative, legislative, legal, and policy matters in the areas of federal and state regulation, including those before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The Legal Department is committed to providing high quality and timely legal services to all of its clients. The section deals with state advisory matters, new trials, and state court proceedings involving state courts of appeal (California Supreme Court and California Court of Appeals). As with all advisory areas, this section can cover all industrial sectors, with a focus on energy and transport. The main areas of competence are: requests for review of Commission decisions (all industrial sectors), challenges to Commission decisions by state courts of appeal (all industrial sectors), and government advisory activities. The main clients are the Commission, the Executive Department, the ALJ Department and all the consulting industry departments.
The Section deals with both state and federal advisory matters, as well as special projects that arise or may be assigned by the General Counsel. As with all consulting areas, this section can cover all industrial sectors. The main areas of expertise are: federal and state legislation, Supreme Court litigation, security consulting, CEQA/NEPA, administrative law and consulting. The main clients are the Commission, the Executive Department, the ALJ Department and all the consulting industry departments. The Commission consists of three Commissioners, each appointed by the Governor for a four-year term. The Governor appoints a Commissioner as President. Formal Case Information Formal Case Codes Informal Case Codes Case Information Public Hearings Orders Case Subscriptions Daily Documents Received List of weekly orders New cases per week 30G rates Learn more about the groups supporting the CPUC mission. JOB SATISFACTION – We love our work, encourage professional growth and initiative, and are recognized and respected for our contributions and achievements.
The Energy Division supports the Commission`s activities in the fields of electricity, gas, steam and pipelines. The West Virginia Public Service Commission does not discriminate against recipients or participants in its programs and services on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, income level, limited English proficiency (LEP), or disability. The public may contact Belinda B. Jackson at (304) 340-0300 for more information on the Commission`s antidiscrimination policy. Complaints of discriminatory treatment by the Commission or its staff may be submitted in writing to Belinda B. Jackson, Public Service Commission of West Virginia, 201 Brooks Street, Charleston, WV 25301, email@example.com, or by telephone at (304) 340-0300. The section covers all of Cal`s advocates and security and enforcement issues.