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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 21.9,

 

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.


Most Recent News and Information

November 24, 2021

Bulletin #1259

 

November 15, 2021

10-digit local dialing requirement

The FCC has adopted “988” as a new three-digit number to be used nationwide to reach the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline. Beginning July 16, 2022, dialing “988” will route your call to National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline. In order for “988” to work as intended, 10-digit local dialing (area code + telephone number) must first be implemented. On October 24, 2021, local calls will require all 10 digits (area code + telephone number) in order to go through. On or after this date, local calls dialed with only 7 digits may not be completed and a recording will instruct you that your call cannot be completed as dialed. This will not change your telephone number, only the requirement to include the area code even when making local calls.

 

September 22, 2021 - LPSC Resolution to the Louisiana Congressional Delegation regarding 2020 and 2021 storms.

 

February 25, 2021

Winter Storm 2021 Event Information

 


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