USC Price School of Public Policy

Event Details

Lunch with Public Utilities Commission President Michael Piker

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USC State Capitol Center (Map)

Presented by the USC Price School in Sacramento:

USC students and alumni are invited to a Q&A
lunch with Michael Picker, President of the
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).

It’s your chance to ask:
● Why do we have monopoly utilities? What is the role of the
● How has that role changed over the past century? What is the
current role of the CPUC?
● What are the career opportunities at the CPUC?

The CPUC regulates privately owned electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water, railroad,
rail transit, and passenger transportation companies. The CPUC ensures the provision of safe,
reliable utility service and infrastructure at just and reasonable rates, with a commitment to
environmental enhancement and a healthy California economy. For more information about
the CPUC, please visit