Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

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The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is a five person state executive board in the Pennsylvania state government, responsible for oversight of the commonwealth's public utility industries. Commissioners are nominated to staggered, five-year terms by the Governor and confirmed by the state senate. [1]

Current officeholder

The current chairman is Robert Powelson. The vice chairman is John F. Coleman. They serve alongside Tyrone Christy, Wayne Gardner, and James Cawley.






The Public Utility Commission is responsible for regulating Pennsylvania's public utility industries and protecting consumers. The commission works to ensure safe and reliable services, educate consumers about their utility options, and promote new technologies and markets.[2]

Specifically, the commission:

  • regulates approximately 6,000 electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water/wastewater, and transportation utilities
  • regulates electric, gas, and water distribution rates
  • regulates motor carries
  • inspects more than 40,000 miles of natural gas pipelines
  • inspects motor vehicles and railroad facilities
  • works to make high-speed Internet service more readily available[1]

Divisions of the office


In 2010, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commissioners was paid an estimated $135,434 according to the Council of State Governments.[3]

Former officeholders

Coming soon

Contact information

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
Street Address:
400 North Street
Keystone Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: 1-800-692-7380

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 3265
Harrisburg, PA 17105-3265

Department address listing
Staff telephone directory

See also

External links



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