New York Public Service Commission
|Commission executive||Audrey Zibelman, chairman|
The New York Public Service Commission is the public utilities commission of the New York state government that regulates and oversees the electric, gas, water, and telecommunication industries in New York as part of the New York State Department of Public Service. The current chairman of the Commission and chief executive of the Department is Audrey Zibelman, who was named on September 3, 2013.
The Public Service Commission consist of five members, appointed by the Governor of New York, with the advice and consent of the New York State Senate, for a term of six years or to complete an unexpired term of a member. A commissioner is designated as chairman by the Governor to serve in such capacity at the pleasure of the Governor or until their term as commissioner expires. No more than three commissioners may be members of the same political party. The Public Service Commission is within the Department of Public Service, and the chairman is the chief executive officer of the Department.
The Public Service Commission was established in 1907.
- Public Service Law § 4
- Public Service Law § 3
- New York energy law
- New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
- Long Island Power Authority (LIPA)
- New York Power Authority (NYPA)
- New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)
- Consolidated Edison (Con Edison)
- National Grid plc
- Consolidated Edison v. Public Service Commission