Public service commissions regulate the vast majority of public utilities including electric utilities, gas distribution companies, water companies, railroad safety, telecommunication companies, and pipeline safety. Each state has its own regulators and regulations. Spencer Fane knows this mass of regulations and has the skill to work directly with public service commissions, especially in the states where we have a presence. It can be daunting when both state and federal laws are in flux and sometimes inconsistent. We work with our clients to manage compliance with both.
Importantly, we can represent you in the complex area of rate making and utility riders. These cases are growing in complexity. Spencer Fane assists our clients by breaking down the complexity, working with you to determine the proper regulatory channel in which to file, and guiding you through the process.