California has been a partially deregulated energy state since 2009, when Senate Bill 695 permitted limited private market activity in energy. As of 2020, gas is deregulated and consumers can pick and choose from private companies. Electric still comes either from investor-owned utility companies or Community Choice Aggregators.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is responsible for regulating California utilities including water, energy (electric), natural gas, and telecom companies.
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