Foster Campell

Louisiana Public Service Commissioner

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UTILITY PROFITS REDUCED: Return on equity is key part in formula

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Louisiana’s largest electric company dodged a regulatory bullet last month, just getting nicked instead. Entergy Louisiana and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana have a combined one million electric customers in Louisiana, including many of the people I represent on the Public Service Commission in north-central and north-east Louisiana. The two companies are operating units of parent […]

BOBBY JINDAL: Seeing Louisiana in his Rear-view Mirror

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It has become obvious to me that Bobby Jindal sees Louisiana in his rear-view mirror. That’s a real shame. Our state has problems in every direction – crumbling roads and bridges, colleges facing cuts and raising tuition, coastal erosion, threatened LSU teaching hospitals and the worst poverty in the United States. Add to the list […]

THE HEAT IS ON: PSC Keeps Things Cool When Weather Gets Extreme

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Who can forget the summer of 2011? The National Weather Service office in Shreveport says 2011 was one of the warmest years on record for many locations across Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Our region suffered below-normal rainfall during the 2011 spring, followed by record heat and exceptional drought conditions throughout much of the summer […]

RISING SUN: PSC Study Tracks Growth of Solar Power in Louisiana

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Preliminary statistics compiled by the Louisiana Public Service Commission on utility customers generating their own electricity provide a glimpse into the steady growth of solar power in our state. The commission staff’s draft numbers on “net-metering” installations show a total of 1,350 Louisiana homes, businesses and institutions with solar, wind or other forms of “distributed” […]

RAILROADED: Public Safety Should Trump Special Interest

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Throughout my political service, in the Louisiana Senate and now on the state Public Service Commission, I have worked hard to remain independent of the special interests that enjoy so much influence in government. It has not been easy. Business interests hold great sway over government officials, in Baton Rouge, Washington, D.C., and in state […]