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

October 24, 2014
Open Session Agenda 11/06/2014

 

October 24, 2014
RFP 14 - 19

 

October 24, 2014
Bulletin # 1074

 

October 14, 2014
Additional Extension of Deadline for RFPs 14-14 and 14-15 Notice

 

October 14, 2014
Resolution 2014-02  In re: No Texting While Driving

 

October 7, 2014
Minutes - October 1, 2014 B & E

 

August 26, 2014
NOTICE - The November B & E date has changed to November 6, 2014

 


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