Louisiana Public Service Commission

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.  The Commission provides a thorough but efficient regulatory process that is fair, open, encourages public participation, and anticipates the demands of an evolving regulatory environment.  The Commission has jurisdiction over publicly-owned utilities providing electric, water, wastewater, natural gas, and telecommunication services, as well as all the electric cooperatives in Louisiana.  The LPSC also regulates intrastate transportation services including passenger carrier services, waste haulers, household goods carriers, non-consensual towing, and intrastate pipelines.  The companies under the Commission’s jurisdiction must obtain approval before instituting new rates, issuing stocks and bonds, transferring assets, and undertaking major construction projects such as additional power plants, transmission lines, etc.  Municipally owned utilities are not under the jurisdiction of the Commission.  LPSC implemented the "Do Not Call" Program throughout Louisiana on January 1, 2002.  In addition, the Commission continues to take an active and cautious role in development of a competitive, market-based approach to utility regulation whenever such an approach is in the public interest.

             - Louisiana Public Service Commission

State Commissioners

Eric Skrmetta

Craig Greene

Lambert C. Boissiere, III

Mike Francis

Foster L. Campbell



Louisiana Public Service Commission
Galvez Building, 12th Floor
602 North Fifth Street PO Box 91154



Phone: 225-342-4999
Toll Free: 800-256-2397
Fax: 225-342-2831


Updated on 2018-11-15T17:22:05+00:00, by Bailee Warsing.