Regulatory Related Sites

These web sites link to other regulatory agencies and organizations.

Federal Communications Commission
The FCC regulates telecommunications matters on a national level and creates policies that can influence regulation on a state level.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The FERC regulates energy matters (i.e., electric, gas, etc.) on a national. Sometimes this commission will create policies that may influence state energy policies and regulations.
National Regulatory Research Institute
NRRI is the research arm of NARUC. It was established to help conduct analysis, research and studies that affect utility services.
National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
NARUC is a national association of all state utility commissions, which oversee and regulate various public utility entities throughout the United States and some of its territories. Hawaii’s Public Utility Commission is also a part of this organization.
National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates
NASUCA is the association of state advocates for consumers of utility services. Hawaii’s Division of Consumer Advocacy is part of this organization.
United States Department of Energy
This federal department promotes a promotes the supply and delivery of reliable, affordable, and environmentally sound energy.
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is the national service organization dedicated to representing the national interests of cooperative electric utilities and the consumers they serve.
United States Telecom Association
USTelecom represents the interests of service providers in the telecommunications industry.
Efficiency Vermont
This Vermont public service organization aims to help consumers identify the most cost-effective ways to reduce energy use in your home or business.
American Public Power Association
The American Public Power Association (APPA) is the service organization for the nation’s more than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities. APPA was created in 1940 as a nonprofit, non-partisan organization to advance the public policy interests of its members and their consumers, and provide member services to ensure adequate, reliable electricity at a reasonable price with the proper protection of the environment.
Public Utilities Reports
Public Utilities Reports, Inc. (PUR) has been a leading provider of information and analysis to the electric, natural gas, water and telecommunications industries. As these industries evolve and take advantage of new technologies , it continues to be a resource for anyone with an interest in these field.