In the United States, it is a governing body of a utility. In Canada, it is a utility, not a regulatory body.
In Canada, a public utilities commission (PUC) is a public utility owned and operated by a municipal or local government under the oversight of one or more elected commissioners. It is not a regulatory body. Its role is analogous to a municipal utility district or public utility district in the US.
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.
These utilities often operate as legal monopolies, which means that they do not compete in a marketplace but are instead regulated by commissions to ensure fair pricing.
- Caribbean: Organisation of Caribbean Utility Regulators (OOCUR)
- Costa Rica: Costa Rica Public Utilities Commission
- Dominican Republic: c Utilities Commission
- Bahamas: Bahamas Public Utilities Commission
- Belize: Belize Public Utilities Commission
- Chile: Superintendencia de Servicios Sanitarios de Chile
In the United States, 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, such as an electric utility. In some cases, government bodies with the title "public service commission" may be civil service oversight bodies, rather than utilities regulators.
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners is the national association representing the interests of the public utilities commissions in all 50 states. The Interstate Commerce Commission and Federal Communications Commission perform similar functions in their respective fields in the United States.
Elected by district
- Louisiana Public Service Commission
- Mississippi Public Service Commission
- Montana Public Service Commission
- Nebraska Public Service Commission
- New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
- Alabama Public Service Commission
- Arizona Corporation Commission
- Georgia Public Service Commission
- New England Conference of Public Utilities
- North Dakota Public Service Commission
- Oklahoma Corporation Commission
- South Dakota Public Utilities Commission
Appointed by the governor
- Regulatory Commission of Alaska
- Arkansas Public Service Commission
- California Public Utilities Commission
- Colorado Public Utilities Commission
- Delaware Public Service Commission
- District of Columbia Public Service Commission
- Florida Public Service Commission
- Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
- Idaho Public Utilities Commission
- Illinois Commerce Commission
- Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
- Iowa Utilities Board
- Kansas Corporation Commission
- Kentucky Public Service Commission
- Maine Public Utilities Commission
- Maryland Public Service Commission
- Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities
- Michigan Public Service Commission
- Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
- Missouri Public Service Commission
- Nevada Public Utilities Commission
- New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission
- New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
- New York Public Service Commission
- North Carolina Utilities Commission
- Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
- Oregon Public Utility Commission
- Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
- Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission
- Tennessee Public Service Commission (1897-1996)
- Tennessee Regulatory Authority (since 1996)
- Texas Public Utility Commission
- Utah Public Service Commission
- Virgin Islands Public Services Commission
- Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
- West Virginia Public Service Commission
- Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
- Wyoming Public Service Commission
- Ontario Energy Board
- British Columbia Utilities Commission
- Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board
- Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities
- Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission
- New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board
- Manitoba Public Utilities Board
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- "Department of Public Service". publicservice.vermont.gov.
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- https://www.psc.vi.gov/[bare URL]
- http://www.wutc.wa.gov/[bare URL]
- "Public Service Commission of West Virginia". psc.state.wv.us.
- "PSC Homepage". psc.wi.gov.
- "WY Public Service Commission". psc.wyo.gov.
- "Home | Ontario Energy Board". www.oeb.ca. Retrieved Sep 15, 2022.
- "Welcome to the British Columbia Utilties Commission | British Columbia Utilities Commission - BCUC". www.bcuc.com. Retrieved Sep 15, 2022.
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- Public Service Commissioner (state executive office) - List of current commissioners from Ballotpedia
- List of regulatory commissions by state compiled by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.