Public Utility Commission. A state government agency responsible for the regulation of public utilities within a state or region. A state legislature oversees the PUC by reviewing changes to utility laws, rules and regulations and approving the PUC's budget. The commission usually has five Commissioners appointed by the governor or legislature. The PUC focuses on adequate, safe, universal utility service at reasonable rates while also trying to balance the interests of consumers, environmentalists, utilities, and stockholders.
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION. regulates intra-state electricity transactions and retail electricity service. Although the various PUCs work independently of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Ferc), hey must still abide by Ferc guidelines, as established by various federal statutes. They are also commonly known as Public Service Commissions or PSCs.
Public Utility Commission. A state commission, also sometimes called Public Service Commission, that regulates all types of utilities, including electricity generators. State PUCs have jurisdiction over intrastate trade of electricity, regulate retail rates for customers, approve sites for generation facilities, and issue State environmental regulations.
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION. Regulates intrastate electricity transactions and retail electric service. Although the various PUCs work independently of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, they still must abide by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission guidelines as established by various federal statutes. They are also commonly known as Public Service Commissions or PSCs.
Public Utilities Commission. The state agency responsible for regulating public utilities in New Hampshire. The PUC will continue to regulate electric distribution companies and will also have limited regulation over energy suppliers to ensure consumer protection and the safety and reliability of service.
Public Utilities Commission. A state or provincial utility regulatory commission which provides oversight, rate regulation policy guidance and direction to electric public utilities within its jurisdiction. In Ontario, PUC also refers to a public utility that may be established through municipal bylaw as a local board or commission to provide services such as water, public transit and/or electricity.