CPUC President Michael Picker On Regulating Utilities In The Age Of Megafires Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. Only rubble remained of some buildings on July 28, 2018, after the Carr Fire passed through in a Redding neighborhood.Bert Johnson / Capital Public Radio The California Public Utilities Commission is charged with regulating private utilities like PG&E so that public infrastructure is safe and reliable across the state. Michael Picker was appointed president of the CPUC by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2014 after serving almost a year as commissioner. He joins Insight to talk about how the CPUC is regulating utilities in light of several wildfires burning across California.