TURN believes no one should be cut off from essential electricity, gas or phone service. They hold utility corporations accountable by demanding fair rates, cleaner energy and strong consumer protections.
For more than 40 years they have challenged California’s powerful energy and telephone companies, saving consumers and small businesses millions, standing up for vulnerable Californians, and demanding reliable service and livable communities.
Their skilled legal team saves consumers millions and advances groundbreaking policies and programs at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and in Sacramento.
Their consumer advisor helps customers to understand their bills, protect their privacy, challenge unfair practices and learn how to save money and the environment.
TURN provides consumers with accurate and understandable information about critical energy and phone issues, and mobilizes people statewide to demand change.
TURN champions the cleanest energy and highest quality phone service at the lowest prices possible for residential customers, low-income households, and small businesses through legal advocacy at the California Public Utilities Commission, state and federal policy development, and community organizing throughout California.
TURN began at the kitchen table of pioneering consumer advocate Sylvia Siegel, a fierce advocate who was tired of seeing her electric bills go up year after year, and realized all Californians were getting ripped off by a Public Utilities Commission that rubber-stamped rate hikes. She taught herself the complex laws and rules of utility rates and quickly learned how to use them to the benefit of the public, rather than corporate profits.
In the past 40 years, TURN has identified and exposed corporate waste and lack of oversight, and driven common sense public policy to protect all Californians. TURN has grown into an organization known and trusted nationally for their expertise in energy and telecommunications issues, and their commitment to renewable energy that is affordable for everyone.
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