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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

September 2, 2015
Docket U-33325 - LPSC, ex parte, In re: Audit of Louisiana Retail Fuel Adjustment Clause of Cleco Power, LLC for 2009-2013


August 28, 2015
Bulletin # 1096


August 19, 2015
Docket  U-29764 Notice of Rescheduling of Technical Conference


August 19, 2015
Docket U-32675 Notice of Rescheduling of Technical Conference


August 19, 2015
Docket  X-33755 Notice of Rescheduling of Technical Conference


August 17, 2015
Settlement Agreement in FERC Docket No. ER-14-75


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