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U.S.- State Public Utility Commissions

As of September 21, 2002

Regulatory Commission of Alaska
1016 West Sixth Avenue, Suite 400
Anchorage, AK 99501-1963 USA
phone: (907) 276-6222; fax: (907) 276 0160
The Commission works to ensure just and reasonable rates and high quality, reliable service.
Alabama Public Service Commission
Post Office Box 991 Montgomery, AL 36101-0991 USA
phone: (334) 242-5866r; fax: (334) 242-0207
Arkansas Public Service Commission
1000 Center, P.O. Box 400
Little Rock, AR 722 03-0400 USA
phone: (501) 682-2051; fax: (501) 682-1717
Arizona Corporation Commission
1200 W. Washington Phoenix, AZ 85007 USA
phone: (602) 542-4251; fax:
The Arizona Corporation Commission was created by the Arizona Constitution. Only 7 states have constitutionally formed Commissions. Arizona is one of only 13 states with elected Commissioners. In the 37 other states, Commissioners are appointed by either the governor or the legislature.
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street Sacramento, CA 95814-2950 USA
phone: (916) 654-4033; fax: (916) 654-4420
The California Energy Commission was established in 1974 to address the energy challenges facing the state. Created by the Warren-Alquist State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Act (normally called the Warren-Alquist Act and which was signed into law by then-Governor Ronald Reagan), the Commission is the state's principal energy policy and planning organization. Since 1974, successive administrations with bipartisan legislative support have enacted more than 100 separate laws to assist the Commission in implementing state energy policy.
California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 USA
phone: (415) 703-2782; fax: 415 703 1758
Our business planning process was developed as part of Vision 2000 to clearly identify goals, and project and program priorities, allocate staff accountable to achieve them, measure progress in achieving them with Key Performance Indicators, and be the vehicle for Commissioners and Management to plan and adjust the Commission's workload and allocation of resources. We track our progress in achieving the goals and objectives outlined here, both as individual divisions and as an agency, and report our progress to the Commission and to the public at Commission decision-making meetings, and in our agency's annual report.
Colorado Public Utilities Commission
Logan Tower, Office Level 1
Denver, CO 80203 USA
phone: (303) 894-2000; fax: (303) 894-2065
The purpose of the PUC is to achieve a regulatory environment which provides safe and reliable utility services to all on just and reasonable terms. The Commission strives to assure that the public receives utility services at affordable prices. It also assures that utilities have the opportunity to receive a reasonable return on their investments. This return on investments allows Colorado utilities to obtain the necessary funds to build new facilities or to restore existing ones. The PUC is also responsible for regulating the safety of utility services.
Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control
Ten Franklin Square New Britain, CT 06051 USA
phone: (860) 827-1553; fax: (860) 827-2613
As the regulatory agency overseeing these utilities, we are committed to insuring that all customers have the greatest possible access to reliable utility services at the lowest possible cost.
Delaware Public Service Commission
861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Cannon Building, Suite 100
Dover, DE 19904 USA
phone: (302) 739-4247; fax: (302) 739-4849
Our mission is to provide public access to information on our proceedings and decisions concerning major issues affecting Delaware's investor-owned utilities and their customers. We are committed to keeping the public aware of the Commission's evolving role and processes, and to provide the public with easy access to information. This is essential as Delaware's utilities make the transition from monopoly to competitive providers of services. Please browse our Web site and let us know how we can improve our communication effort. Although our regulatory role is changing, the responsibility of the Commission remains the same -- to assure safe and reliable service to the customers of Delaware's investor- owned utilities at fair and reasonable rates. The Commission must render decisions that strengthen and support the ability of utilities to serve while contributing to the economic development of the First State.
Florida Public Service Commission
2540 Shumard Oak Boulevard Tallahassee, FL 32399-0870 USA
phone: (850) 413-6044; fax:
The Public Service Commission is the regulatory force that tries to maintain a balance between the utilities and the ratepayers in the state of Florida. It's an important balance to maintain. New technology and changes in federal regulatory policies continually create more and more complex issues that the commission must consider and weigh, fully aware at all times that balance must be kept in the regulatory process. Commissioners' decisions involve hundreds of millions of dollars and affect the lives of millions of people. That's why the PSC wants to help ratepayers better understand the functions of the commission and how the consumer can participate in the ratemaking process.
Georgia Public Service Commission
42 Trinity Avenue Atlanta, GA 30334 USA
phone: (404) 656-4501; fax: (404) 656-2341
The Georgia Public Service Commission has exclusive power to decide what are fair and reasonable rates for services under its jurisdiction. It must balance Georgia citizens' need for reliable services and reasonable rates with the need for utilities to earn a reasonable return on investment. The Commission protects consumers' interests while abiding by legal standards in setting rates. All matters scheduled for public hearing are heard by the Commissioners or in special cases, by an appointed hearing officer in open session.
Iowa Utilities Board
Lucas State Office Building, 5th Floor, 321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319 USA
phone: (515) 281-5979; fax: (515) 281-5329
Idaho Public Utilities Commission
PO Box 82720 Boise, ID 83720-0074 USA
phone: (208) 334-0300; fax: (208) 334-3762
Illinois Commerce Commission
527 E. Capitol Avenue 527 E. Capitol Avenue , P.O. Box 19280
Springfield, IL 62794-9280 USA
phone: (217) 782-7295; fax:
Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
302 Washington Street, Suite E3 Indianapolis, IN 46204 USA
phone: (317) 232-2701; fax: (317) 232-6758
In its current role, the IURC no longer regulates vehicular transportation but does oversee more than 700 utilities that operate in Indiana. The IURC does not regulate municipal sewer utilities. Indiana statutes allow municipal utilities, not-for-profit corporations, co-operative telephone and electric companies to remove themselves from the Commission's jurisdiction by ordinance of the local governing body or a majority vote of the people in the municipality. As of March 1995, about 324 municipalities had removed their utilities from the Commission's jurisdiction.
Kansas Corporation Commission
1500 SW Arrowhead Road 1500 SW Arrowhead Road Topeka, KS 66604 USA
phone: 785.271.3140; fax:
Kentucky Public Service Commission
730 Schenkel Lane, P.O. Box 615
Frankfort, KY 40602 - 0615 USA
phone: (502) 564-3940; fax: (502) 564-3460
Louisiana Public Service Commission
P.O. Box 91154 Baton Rouge, LA 70821-9154 USA
phone: (225) 342-4404; fax: (225) 342-2831
Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Energy
One South Station Boston, MA 02110 USA
phone: (617) 305-3500; fax: (617) 723-8812
Maryland Public Service Commission
William Donald Schaefer Tower, 6 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 USA
phone: (410) 767-8000; fax:
Maine Public Utilities Commission
242 State Street, 18 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0018 USA
phone: (207) 287-3831; fax: 207 287 1039
Michigan Public Service Commission
6545 Mercantile Way Suite #7 Lansing, MI 48909 USA
phone: (517) 334-6445; fax: (517) 882-5002
Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
121 7th Place East, Suite 350 St. Paul, MN 55101-2147 USA
phone: (612) 296-7124; fax: (651) 297-7073
Missouri Public Service Commission
Truman State Office Building, 301 West High Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101 USA
phone: (573) 751-9300; fax:
Mississippi Public Service Commission
Walter Sillers State Office Building, P.O. Box 1174
Jackson, MS 39215-1174 USA
phone: (601) 961-5431; fax: (601) 961-5469
Scientific and educational organization seeking to publicize the practical applications of alternative technologies for the independent power porduction industry. Is primarily concerned with alternative power technologies in cogeneration, biomass, waste-to-energy, geothermal, wind power, hydropower, and photovoltaics
Montana Public Service Commission
1701 Prospect Avenue, P.O. Box 202601
Helena, MT 59620-2601 USA
phone: (406) 444-6199; fax:
North Carolina Utilities Commission
430 North Salisbury Street, Dobbs Building
Raleigh, NC 27603-5926 USA
phone: (919) 733-7328; fax: (919) 733-7300
North Dakota Public Service Commission
600 East Boulevard Bismarck, ND 58505-0480 USA
phone: (701) 328-2400; fax: (701) 328-2410
The Public Service Commission (PSC) has varying degrees of jurisdiction over electric and natural gas utilities, telecommunication companies, weights and measures, grain elevators, auctioneers, reclamation of mined lands, the siting of energy plants and electric and natural gas transmission facilities, and railroads. The PSC does not have jurisdiction over the rates of rural electric cooperatives or most small telephone companies.
Nebraska Public Service Commission
300 The Atrium, 1200 N Street
Lincoln, NE 68509 USA
phone: (402) 471-3101; fax: (402) 471-0254
New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission
8 Old Suncook Road Concord, NH 03301 USA
phone: (603) 271-2431; fax: 603 271 3878
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Two Gateway Center Newark, NJ 07102 USA
phone: 973-648-6135; fax:
We will ensure the provision of safe, adequate and proper utility and regulated service at reasonable rates, while effectively managing the transition from protected monopoly franchise markets to competitive markets for the betterment of ratepayers. We will make decisions that enhance the quality of life for the citizens of New Jersey and will perform our public duties with integrity, efficiency, and responsiveness.
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
224 East Palace Avenue Santa Fe, NM 87501 USA
phone: (505) 827-4084; fax: (505) 827-4068
Public Utilities Commission of Nevada
Capital Plaza (across from Mills Park), 1150 E. William Street
Carson City, NV 89701-3109 USA
phone: (775) 687-6007; fax:
New York State Department of Public Service
3 Empire State plaza Albany, NY 12223-1350 USA
phone: (518) 474-2523; fax:
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
180 East Broad Street Columbus, OH 43215-3793 USA
phone: 614-466-3292; fax:
Oklahoma Corporation Commission
P.O. Box 52000-2000, (Mail) The Commission is located at 2101 N. Lincoln Blvd., in , 2101 N. Lincoln Blvd. Jim Thorpe Building (Location)
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-2000. USA
phone: (405) 521-2211; fax:
Oregon Public Utility Commission
550 Capitol Street, N.E. Salem, OR 97310-3380 USA
phone: (503) 373-7394; fax:
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
P.O. Box 3265 Harrisburg, PA 17105-3265 USA
phone: (717) 787-7349; fax: (717) 787-5813
Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission
100 Orange Street Providence, RI 02903 USA
phone: (401) 222-3500; fax: (401) 222-2883
South Carolina Public Service Commission
111 Doctors Circle, P.O. Drawer 11649
Columbia, SC 29211 USA
phone: (803) 896-5100; fax: (803) 896-5199
South Dakota Public Utilities Commission
Capitol Building, 1st floor, 500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-5070 USA
phone: (605) 773-3201; fax: (605) 773-3201
Tennessee Regulatory Authority
460 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, TN 37243-0505 USA
phone: (615) 741-2904; fax: (615) 741-5015
The mission of the Tennessee Regulatory Authority is to promote the public interest by balancing the interests of utility consumers and providers while facilitating the transition to a more competitive environment.
Public Utility Commission of Texas
1701 North Congress Avenue, P.O. Box 13326
Austin, TX 78711-3326 USA
phone: (512) 936-7000; fax:
Utah Public Service Commission
Herbert M. Wells Building, Fourth Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84111 USA
phone: (801) 530-6716; fax: (801) 530-6796
The primary responsibility of the Commission is to ensure safe, reliable and adequate utility service. It conducts hearings and investigations of utility company operations in order to determine just and reasonable rates for service. The Commission's goals for regulation are efficient, reliable, reasonably-priced utility service for customers, and maintenance of financially healthy utility companies. These goals are generally attained through the regulatory decisions the Commission makes in each formal case.
Virginia State Corporation Commission
P.O. Box 2118 Richmond, VA 23218 USA
phone: (804) 371-9141; fax:
In regulating Virginia's business and economic concerns, the SCC must fairly balance the interests of citizens, businesses, stockholders, and customers. Mindful of this responsibility, the Commission works for continuing improvement of the regulatory process.
Vermont Public Service Board
112 State Street, Chittenden Bank Building
Montperlier, VT 05620-2701 USA
phone: (802) 828-2358; fax: (802) 828-3351
Washington Utilities & Transportation Commission
1200 South Evergreen Park Drive, SW Olympia, WA 98504-7250 USA
phone: (360) 664-1160; fax: (360) 586-1150
Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
610 North Whitney Way, P.O. Box 7845
Madison, WI 53707-7854 USA
phone: (608) 266-5481; fax:
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) is an independent regulatory agency responsible for the regulation of 1,249 Wisconsin public utilities, including those that are municipally-owned. The PSC, which receives its authority and responsibilities from the State Legislature, enjoys a national reputation for its innovative and forward looking approach to the field of utility regulation.
Public Service Commission of West Virginia
201 Brooks Street Charleston, WV 25323 USA
phone: (304) 340-0300; fax: (304) 340-0325
Wyoming Public Service Commission
2515 Warren Avenue, Hansen Building, Suite 300
Cheyenne, WY 82002 USA
phone: (307) 777-7427; fax: (307) 777-5700