By Emma Meyerkopf, AAE's Communications Coordinator
The LPSC is a powerful government body that makes real decisions about your energy bills. From setting energy rates and determining utility profits to approving what storm costs will be passed onto customers, and implementing our energy efficiency programs which reduce energy use, save money and help us meet our growing energy needs, the LPSC significantly impacts the lives of residents in our state every single day.
The LPSC District 3 race was one of the most competitive elections in the history of the commission. This is because informed, concerned voters used their voices and voted. Looking forward, District 2 is up for election in 2024, and Districts 1 and 5 will be up for election in 2026
So now that elections are over, what’s next? Democracy requires regular attention, and so does the LPSC. As elected officials, Commissioners report to the people. Which means it is our job to hold them accountable to representing our interests. You know the needs of your community better than anybody else. The Commission needs to hear from you. We invite you to join us in our work at the Commission.
The first thing you can do is get up to speed on the important issues anyone serving as a Commissioner should be aware of at all4lpsc.com. The second thing you can do is attend the LPSC’s meetings, which occur monthly. These meetings are held in-person in Baton Rouge, but you can also watch online via the Commission’s Youtube page. However, for your voice and priorities to be heard, you need to be there in person. Attend meetings in person so you can submit public comments and use your power!
Stay in the know about upcoming LPSC meetings by following The Alliance on social media @all4energy. We’ll post reminders about upcoming meetings and give you the rundown on what’s on the agenda. Power to the people!