Instructional Videos Help Public Participate in Energy Commission Proceedings

Public participation is a key component in California Energy Commission activities. It gives members of the public, interested parties, and stakeholders the opportunity to provide valuable information on matters affecting their lives. This input is welcomed by Commissioners and encouraged for all public meetings, hearings, workshops and rulemakings.

A helpful resource for the public at these proceedings is the Energy Commission’s Public Adviser Alana Mathews, an attorney appointed by the Governor to ensure fair and adequate participation from members of the public, interested parties and stakeholders. She cannot represent or advocate for a particular position. The Public Adviser's role is to provide guidance in understanding Energy Commission procedures so that participation in proceedings is effective and meaningful.

The Public Adviser's Office participated in four short video tutorials on how to participate in Energy Commission meetings, each addressing the most concerns and inquiries from the public.

The videos explain the role of the Public Adviser, 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.

For more information on public participation in Energy Commission proceedings, please contact the Public Adviser’s Office at (916) 654-4489 or email

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