The Energy Commission welcomes public participation. This input is encouraged for all public meetings, hearings, workshops, and rulemakings.

Learn how to participate in Energy Commission meetings. Videos available on YouTube explain the role of the Public Advisor, show how to participate in business meetings, discuss the process for commenting electronically on the Energy Commission’s website, and provide directions for listening and participating remotely by WebEx.

Visit the Public Advisor's playlist to watch the videos individually.

The Role of the Public Advisor

The Energy Commission's siting process allows for and encourages public participation so that one may become involved either informally or on a formal level as an intervenor who can present evidence and cross-examine witnesses.

Access to Energy Commission information is an integral part of the public process. Information is available in various formats and without charge. More about the formats:
Public Information and Commenting

Intervening on Siting Cases
Interested parties can be involved in Energy Commission siting cases either as an informal participant or as a formal or intervenor participant. Any person or group may file to intervene in any siting case.

The Energy Commission ensures that thermal power projects 50 megawatts or larger are certified (or licensed) in an expeditious and environmentally considerate manner. The siting process is designed to be rigorous, fair, and consistent while eliminating duplication and regulatory uncertainty. The Energy Commission does not propose projects. Applicants submit proposed projects requesting a license to construct and operate a plant.

A list of the power plant projects that are under review, under construction, in compliance, or operational.


Learn more about the Grants Ombudsman’s role. 


Interim Public Advisor
Jennifer Martin-Gallardo (Interim)

800-822-6228, toll free

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

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