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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-May B&E WILL BE HELD ON May 27, 2020: The May B&E will be held on May 27, 2020 beginning at 10:00 am via Zoom. Additional information and instructions on how to provide public comment and participate in the meeting can be found here.

 

NOTICE-CERTIFICATION TO CONDUCT BUSINESS AND EXECUTIVE SESSION: Certification to conduct Business and Executive Session via video conference can be found here.

 

NOTICE-ELECTRONIC FILING UPDATE: Consistent with Proclamation Number 33 JBE 2020, the Commission’s office is closed to the public. However, all essential state functions shall continue, including the Commission’s regulation of those public utilities and jurisdictional transportation services considered essential services. As such, and pursuant to Executive Order dated March 24, 2020, the Commission has begun temporarily accepting Electronic Filings. Electronic Filings shall include an Electronic Filing Cover-Page and be submitted to lpsc.records@la.gov. Detailed instructions can be found both in the Executive Order as well as the Electronic Filing Cover-Page.

 

Most Recent News and Information

May 22, 2020

Open Session Agenda (RE-ISSUED) 5/27/2020 - The agenda is being re-issued to specify the time and location of the Business and Executive Session and to include directives that were to be addressed at the March B&E, and were inadvertently omitted from the original agenda. These previously-docketed directives can be found in the “Directive Section”, item 15, 4.

 

May 15, 2020

Open Session Agenda - May 27, 2020

 

May 15, 2020

Bulletin #1219

 

May 6, 2020

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

 

April 29, 2020

Special Order 24-2020 - Extends the Commission’s Annual Reporting Requirements deadline for all jurisdictional utilities, motor carriers & pipelines on a calendar yearend from April 30, 2020 to July 15, 2020 to coincide with the extension of state and federal tax filings. 

 

Special Order 23-2020 - Ratification, and termination, of Executive Order dated March 24, 2020 allowing emergency electronic filings during the statewide public health emergency associated with COVID-19.

 

Special Order 22-2020 - Ratification, and termination, of Executive Order dated March 13, 2020 regarding utilities prohibited from disconnecting customers during the statewide public health emergency associated with COVID-19.

 

April 2, 2020

Proclamation Number 41 JBE 2020 - Legal Deadlines Suspended until April 30. 2020

 

March 20, 2020

COVID-19 Press Release by Commissioner Greene

 

COVID-19 Press Release by Commissioner Campbell

 

COVID-19 Press Release by Commissioner Skrmetta


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