Public utilities commission

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A utilities commission, utility regulatory commission (URC), public utilities commission (PUC) or public service commission (PSC) is a governing body that regulates the rates and services of a public utility. In some cases, government bodies with the title "public service commission" may be civil service oversight bodies, rather than utilities regulators.

The utility that is being regulated may be owned by the consumers that it serves, a mutual utility like a public utility district, a state-owned utility, or it may be a stockholder owned utility either publicly traded on a stock exchange or closely held among just a few investors.

They are able to operate because of legal monopolies, which means they can operate with no competition .

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External links[edit]

  • Janice Beecher (Michigan State University), The All Commissioners List – List of all persons who had ever served as members of U.S. federal and state public utilities regulatory agencies through 2007