The Electricity Oversight Board was created by Chapter 854, Statutes of 1996, as part of the Legislature's restructuring of
California's electricity industry. The records consist of twelve series (1996-2007)which document the Board's efforts to ensure
a reliable electricity system and reasonable wholesale electricity prices.
As part of the Legislature's restructuring of California's electricity industry, the Electricity Oversight Board (EOB) was
created (Chapter 854, Statues of 1996) with the goal of ensuring a reliable electricity system and reasonable wholesale electricity
prices. The Board was comprised of five members, with three voting seats. The voting members were appointed by the Governor
for fixed terms and were subject to confirmation by the Senate. The two non-voting members were appointed by the Senate Rules
Committee and the Assembly Speaker.
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