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.

 

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Most Recent News and Information

May 20, 2016
The June 22, 2016 open session has been cancelled. The next open session will be held on July 27, 2016 in Lake Charles, LA. Address and time TBD. The August 18, 2016 open session has also been moved to August 31, 2016 in Baton Rouge, LA at 9:00 AM.

 

May 20, 2016
Bulletin # 1115

 

May 18, 2016
Entergy’s presentation from May 18, 2016  B&E: Fuel Adjustment Overview & Long-Term Price Stabilization Options

 

April 20, 2016
General Order 4/20/2016 (R-32777) - In Re: Rulemaking to Establish Rules and Regulations Specific to the Regulation of Prison Telephone Communication Systems.

 


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