Idaho Public Utilities Commission

The Commission regulates investor-owned or privately-owned utilities that provide gas, water, electricity or some telephone services for profit. Examples are: Idaho Power, Intermountain Gas and United Water Idaho. The Commission no longer has rate-setting authority over most telephone service providers, including Qwest. It does, however, regulate landline providers for service quality, billing, and customer relations. In addition to rates, billing issues, quality of service and customer relations, the Commission is also responsible for safe operations of the utilities it regulates including inspection of gas pipelines.

The Commission oversees the safe operation of railroads and enforces state and federal regulations safeguarding the transportation of hazardous materials by rail. It also inspects railroad crossings for safety and maintenance. The Commission reviews railroad abandonment proposals.

The Commission does NOT regulate utility cooperatives (owned by the customers) or utilities operated by cities. The Commission has no jurisdiction over sewer operations, cable or satellite television, Internet service providers or cellular telephone companies.

- Idaho Public Service Commission

State Commissioners

Paul Kjellander

Kristine Raper

Eric Anderson

Idaho Public Utilities Commission News

Did you know that the average American uses 80 gallons of water per day? Learn more about the value of water here -

The Commission recently decided to leave rates associated with the Idaho Universal Service Fund unchanged.
Read the news release here:

The IPUC will hold a telephonic public hearing for 2 pm on Tuesday (Aug. 21) for two cases involving asset sales and transfers between Rocky Mountain Power and @IdahoFallsPower. Details here:

Citing the July 11 resignation of the CEO and board of directors of Hydro One, the @Idaho_PUC has postponed a technical hearing on the Avista-Hydro One merger that had been set for July 23. Go here for more information about the case:

The Commission has approved the sale of Falls Water in east Idaho. Details available here:

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P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0074
472 W. Washington Boise, ID 83702


Phone: 208-334-0300
Fax: 208-334-3762


Updated on 2018-01-29T17:33:53+00:00, by Bailee Warsing.