Thought Piece

[I have going to NARUC meetings for the last 15 years, but I expect this winter meeting to be an exciting mix of topics and discussions. If you have the time, you should join the 1500 or so attendees, as they chart the path of the 50 state utilities for the next decade. See you there.  Steve]


Welcome!The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners is pleased to offer its yearly Winter Committee Meetings in Washington, D.C. 

We look forward to assembling an array of speakers and sessions that continue to advance the priorities and issues facing state utility regulators. We welcome the participation of consumer advocates, federal agencies, industries, the media, and others.

Please check this site often for updates and engage with us on social media using #NARUCWinter17.



Founded in 1889, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to representing the State public service commissions who regulate the utilities that provide essential services such as energy, telecommunications, power, water, and transportation.

NARUC’s members include all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Most State commissioners are appointed to their positions by their Governor or Legislature, while commissioners in 14 States are elected. For a complete breakdown, click here.

Our mission is to serve in the public interest by improving the quality and effectiveness of public utility regulation. Under State law, NARUC’s members have an obligation to ensure the establishment and maintenance of utility services as may be required by law and to ensure that such services are provided at rates and conditions that are fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory for all consumers.

By the Numbers

69 State and Federal Regulatory Agencies 258 current Commissioners 8 vacancies

208 Commissioners are appointed 58 are elected

41 Commissioners are Democrats 59 are Republicans 2 are Independents 156 have an unknown affiliation

79 Commissioners are women 137 are men