Welcome to the Louisiana Public Service Commission Website
The Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC) is an independent
regulatory agency dedicated to serving the public interest by assuring
safe, reliable, and reasonably priced services provided by public utilities
and motor carriers.
The LPSC consists of five elected Commissioners who serve overlapping
terms of six years and a staff of 92. Created by Article VI, Section 3-9
of the Louisiana Constitution of 1921, the LPSC succeeded The
Railroad Commission of Louisiana, which was created by the Constitution
of 1898. The LPSC's constitutional authority was reaffirmed by the
Constitution of 1974, in Article IV, Section 21.
The overall goals of the Commission are to ensure a regulatory
balance that enables utilities to provide customers with safe, adequate
and reliable service, at rates that are just and reasonable, equitable
and economically efficient, and that allow utilities an opportunity to
earn a fair rate of return on their investment.
In addition, the Commission continues to take an active and cautious
role in the development of a competitive, market-based approach to
utility regulation whenever such an approach is in the public interest.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE:
All hearings and status conferences scheduled between August 12, 2016 and August 26, 2016 have been cancelled and will be rescheduled.
Any filing for which the deadline falls between August 12, 2016 and August 26, 2016 may be made on August 29, 2016.
Deadlines for all Commission issued RFPs are not affected by this filing
Parties and attorneys may contact the LPSC Administrative Hearings Division at (225) 219-9417 or LPSC staff attorneys
at (225) 342-9888 regarding specific proceedings. - August
16, 2016, 4:35PM