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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 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

June 14, 2019
Supplemental Agenda - June 19, 2019  B & E

 

June 14, 2019
Bulletin # 1195

 

June 7, 2019
Agenda - June 19, 2019  B & E

 

June 7, 2019
General Order 6-7-2019 R-34246 - General Order dated June 7, 2019 amends and supersedes the Commission’s General Order dated May 7, 1982 requiring Electric Utilities to provide notice to the Commission of major capital outlay projects. General Order dated June 7, 2019 decreases the threshold amount for notice to 3% of a utility’s rate base. The Commission voted to adopt the General Order dated June 7, 2019 at the May 15, 2019 Business and Executive Session.

 


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