Public Utilities Commissions (PUCs)

How PUCs operate in deregulated energy markets

A public utilities commission (PUC) or utility regulatory commission (URC) is your state’s governing body that oversees and regulates utility rates and services.

Websites operated by public utility commissions in deregulated energy markets

Energy Choice Ohio (and its Apples to Apples tool)
New York Power to Choose
Energize Connecticut PA Gas Switch
Maine Office of the Public Advocate PA Power Switch
Maryland Electric Choice Plug In Illinois
Michigan Public Service Commission Gas Customer Choice Texas Power to Choose

Why deregulate energy?

Prior to deregulation, private utility companies held monopolies over delivery areas. Although they were regulated by states’ public utilities commissions, lawmakers in many states felt that consumers deserved more options when it came to who supplied their energy and how much they paid for it.

Deregulation of the energy industry separates utilities and suppliers: While your utility will continue to delivery and maintain your home or business’s power, you can now choose from a range of retail energy suppliers that offer competitive prices your utility may not be able to beat.

Energy Choice is here to make sure you get the best service at the best price from one of our top partnered suppliers. Enter your ZIP code above to see how much you can save with a deregulated energy provider today.

What does a PUC do?

  1. Oversees energy market competition
  2. Regulates utility delivery rates
  3. Ensures price protection for consumers