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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.

 

 

NOTICE-ELECTRONIC FILING UPDATE: Beginning Monday, June 8, 2020, E-Filings will no longer be accepted by the Commission. Consistent with the Governor’s recent proclamation announcing the State is entering Phase II, state buildings will be re-opened to the general public. Pursuant to Special Order 23-2020, upon state buildings being re-opened, emergency electronic filings will no longer be accepted. Therefore, beginning Monday, June 8, 2020 the Commission will no longer accept electronic filings. Further, any party having utilized the emergency electronic filing system shall have thirty (30) days from state buildings re-opening to transmit the original, two copies, and any applicable filing fee of all electronic filings to the Records Division. In doing so, please indicate in the transmittal correspondence that the enclosed documents were part of an electronic filing.

 

Most Recent News and Information

August 5, 2020

Minutes - July 15, 2020  B & E

 

July 24, 2020

Bulletin # 1224 

 

July 1, 2020

Special Order 44-2020  adopts additional protocols to be read in conjunction with Special Order 43-2020, which lifts the Commission's suspension of disconnections related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

July 1, 2020

Special Order 43-2020 Terminates the Commission's suspension of disconnections related to the COVID-19 pandemic and supersedes Special Order Nos. 22-2020 and 28-2020.

 

May 6, 2020

Letter from LPSC to Louisiana Congressional Delegation regarding potential federal mandates on debt collection and service disconnection moratorium.  

 


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