For Immediate Release: February 27, 2023

WHAT: The California Energy Commission (CEC) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) are hosting a joint convening (En Banc) to discuss tribal affairs.

During the first-of-its-kind En Banc meeting, California Native American tribal leaders will come together with Commissioners from both agencies to share perspectives and priorities on advancing clean energy.

En Banc is a term that refers to a significant hearing where all judges are present. It is used for hearings where all CEC and CPUC commissioners will be present. The agenda includes discussions on:

  • California tribal energy sovereignty
  • Klamath Dam removal
  • Tribal climate and energy initiatives
  • Renewable energy microgrids
  • State tribal initiatives and engagement
  • A Tribal Energy Sovereignty Resolution


  • CPUC and CEC Commissioners
  • Tribal leaders
  • Wahleah Johns, Director, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Indian Energy Policy and Affairs
  • Martha Guzman, Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9
  • Cal Poly Humboldt leadership

WHEN: Thursday, March 2, 2023, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Remotely via Zoom and in-person.

Zoom Meeting ID: 938 6923 0237, Passcode: mtg@10am

In-person: Cal Poly Humboldt Native American Forum, 162 Union St, Arcata, CA. Registration is requested.

For more information, visit the CEC event page or the CPUC Daily Calendar


About the California Energy Commission
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About the California Public Utilities Commission
The CPUC regulates services and utilities, protects consumers, safeguards the environment, and assures Californians’ access to safe and reliable utility infrastructure and services. For more information on the CPUC, please visit

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