About the Public Service Commission

What is the Public Service Commission?

Cecil Brown

The Public Service Commission regulates telecommunications, electric, gas, water and sewer utilities. The PSC also regulates the No-Call List. The agency is charged with assuring that rates and charges for services are just and reasonable, that the service rendered is reasonably adequate, and that any facilities constructed or acquired are required for the convenience and necessity of the public.

Additionally, the agency exercises safety jurisdiction over gas pipelines and has area jurisdiction over all public utilities. In carrying out its responsibilities, the commission answers complaints, conducts investigations and holds both formal and informal hearings.

The Public Service Commission consists of three elected members. For more information about hearings and meetings, visit the PSC website.