Welcome to the Louisiana Public Service Commission Website

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

October 20, 2020

LPSC Electric Outages Map - 9:00 AM 10/20/20


October 19, 2020

JDEC Johnson Bayou - 10/18/2020


October 16, 2020

Bulletin # 1230


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.

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