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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 for the 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 development of a competitive, market-based approach to utility regulation whenever such an approach is in the public interest.




Notice: The Louisiana Public Service Commission has been alerted of another possible scam on electric utility customers, this time Entergy customers. Commissioner Lambert Boissiere of District 3 was called by a customer stating that he had received a call from an individual stating that they must pay their electric bill that day or their power would be cut off. The Commission will be investigating these calls but would like everyone to be vigilant and not release any personal information or attempt to make a payment with these individuals. Any questions should be directed to the utility company and the Commission.


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Most Recent News and Information

August 15, 2014 -
Bulletin # 1069


August 13, 2014 -
**The September B & E date has changed to September 10, 2014


August 13, 2014
Minutes - August 6, 2014   B & E

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