Calif. Utilities Chief Says Agency Has Work Cut Out For It

Law360, San Diego (October 11, 2013, 8:53 PM EDT) -- The head of the California Public Utilities Commission told Law360 on Friday that the agency had a big year ahead, with plans for a decision in the closely watched Pacific Gas & Electric Co. case over a fatal pipeline explosion, finding replacement power following the closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and considering expanded renewable energy requirements for utilities.

The CPUC, which is staffed with about 1,000 employees across three offices, has sprawling regulatory authority over electric, natural gas, telecommunications and water companies, but...
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