2019-2020 Oversight Hearings

Committee Website Teleconference Instructions:


Due to the statewide stay-at-home order and guidance on physical distancing, seating for committee hearings will be very limited for press and for the public. All are encouraged to watch our hearing from its live stream on the Senate’s website at https://www.senate.ca.gov/

We encourage the public to submit written testimony before the hearing through 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.

The Capitol will be open for attendance of committee hearings, but the public is strongly encouraged to participate via the web portal or telephonically.

Information regarding a call-in option for testimony will be made available and updated the night prior to the hearing date.

Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications hearing call-in information for : 

  • PARTICIPANT NUMBER: 844-291-6364

Please note: In order for your testimony to be heard clearly, you must mute any devices you are using to live stream the committee hearing prior to calling into the teleconference service.

June 4, 2020 -- The California Public Utilities Commission and the Public Advocates Office Annual Update to the Legislature. A Focus on Wildfires, Power Shutoffs, and COVID-19: Are Electric Utilities Prepared for Wildfire Season?  **Video**

January 8, 2020 -- Telecommunications Service Outages: Ensuring a Reliable Lifeline for Californians **Video**

November 18, 2019 -- Electric Utility Power Shutoffs: Identifying Lessons Learned and Actions to Protect Californians **Video**

March 19, 2019 -- The Changing Electricity Landscape: the Need for a New Regulatory Approach? **Video**

March 12, 2019 -- The California Public Utilities Commission and the Public Advocates Office Annual Update to the Legislature      **VIDEO**

March 5, 2019 -- Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Chapter 11 Reorganization Bankruptcy: Implications for California   **VIDEO**