Public Adviser's Office

photo of Alana Mathews, Public Adviser
Alana Mathews, Public Adviser

Under the Warren Alquist Act, the Public Adviser is nominated by the Commission and appointed by the Governor for a term of three years to serve as adviser to the public and to the Commission to ensure that full and adequate participation by all interested groups and the public at large is secured in Energy Commission proceedings. The Public Adviser is an attorney admitted to the practice of law in California. This appointment does not require Senate approval. Duties are outlined in Public Resources Code Sections 25222 and Section 25217.1 and Title 20 CCR Sections 2551-2557.

How to Contact Us

Public Adviser - Alana Mathews

Assistant Public Adviser - Shawn Pittard

Executive Assistant - Laura Murphy


Toll Free Phone Number (California only)


E-mail Address

Mailing Address




Public Adviser
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-12
Sacramento, CA 95814


  1. All written comments and materials will be filed with the Dockets Unit and will become part of the public record of the proceeding and will be searchable via the Internet. However, not every comment may be posted to the Commission's website even though it is part of the public record. Please note that if you provide personal information such as your email address or home address in your comments or materials, that information will become part of the public record as well. Please consider whether your personal information is essential to your comment before providing it to the Commission.
  2. JOBS: If you are interested in learning of employment opportunities associated with the construction of power plants, you are advised to directly contact the project's applicant.