About the California Energy Commission

Toward a Clean Energy Future

Watch to learn how California has remained at the forefront of clean energy leadership thanks to advancements in clean energy policy, energy efficiency, renewable energy development and investment in energy and transportation innovation.

California Energy Commission Building in downtown Sacramento

Warren ‐ Alquist Act

The California Energy Commission was established in 1974 by the Warren ‐ Alquist Act . Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. appointed the first five commissioners in 1975. As the state's primary energy policy and planning agency, the California Energy Commission is committed to reducing energy costs and environmental impacts of energy use - such as greenhouse gas emissions - while ensuring a safe, resilient, and reliable supply of energy.


The California Energy Commission is located at 1516 Ninth Street between "O" and "P" streets in downtown Sacramento. The Commission is located three blocks from the State Capitol.

Our address is:

California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Directions to the Commission