San Joaquin Valley Affordable Energy Options Case Study

The CPUC explored the economic feasibility of various options to bring affordable energy options to residents of disadvantaged communities in the San Joaquin Valley, many of whom lacked access to natural gas and were reliant on propane and wood for cooking and heating, CPUC initiated proceeding R.15-03-010 to identify eligible communities and affordable energy options. They Identified 170+ communities (many historically disinvested farmworker communities) that meet statutory definition.