Updated on 01/18/2020 at 12:52 PM
The Electric Service Providers (ESPs) on this
list are registered with the California Public
Utilities Commission (CPUC).
Public Utilities Code Section 394 defines an
Electric Service Provider (ESP) as a non-utility
entity that offers electric service to customers within
the service territory of an electric utility.
Subparagraph (b) requires each ESP to register
with the CPUC and sets forth the registration
requirements. The CPUC implemented the framework
for ESP registration, specifically applying these
requirements to ESPs serving residential and small
commercial customers (maximum peak demand less than 20
kilowatts) in Decision no. D.99-05-034 and
D.98-03-072. In D.03-12-015, the CPUC extended
these requirements to ESPs not previously
required to register, as applicable.
Has posted the required cash deposit or bond
with the CPUC, as required to serve customers
Registered ESPs are also required to provide their
residential and small commercial customers with a
Notice of Terms and Conditions. This is known as a
Section 394.5 notice
(P.U. Code section 394.5). You can view a
sample notice by clicking on the link.
How to Register as an ESP with the CPUC
ESP's can serve customers in the service territory of the Utility Distribution Company (UDC) checked.