Georgia Public Services Commission, District 4
Employer / Organization
Nov 03, 2020
Jun 22, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
The Georgia Public Service Commission is a quasi-executive, quasi-legislative state body responsible for regulating Georgia's public utilities -- that is, electric, gas, telecommunications and transportation firms. Unlike many similar bodies nationwide, the Georgia commission does not regulate water/sewer or gas providers. The commission is composed of five popularly elected members who serve staggered, six-year terms. Public service commissioners are responsible for making regulations covering Georgia's electric, gas, telecommunications and intrastate transportation firms. State law also gives the commission the power to hear complaints against public utilities and require utilities to maintain certain services or facilities; commissioners are authorized to "examine the affairs" of utilities and "keep informed of their general condition." The salary for these positions is $116,452/year each.