Foster Campbell

Louisiana Public Service Commissioner

Category Archives: In the Spotlight

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 […]

UTILITY PROFITS: How Much is Too Much?

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How much is too much? My main responsibility as a member of the Louisiana Public Service Commission is to ensure that the people and businesses of Louisiana have safe, reliable utility service at the lowest possible cost. Giving that assurance requires me to balance the revenue needs of utility companies with the impact of utility […]

New SWEPCO Wind Power Will Lower Bills

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Customers of Shreveport-based Southwestern Electric Power Co. will be the first in Louisiana to buy their electricity from a renewable power source as part of a statewide experiment sponsored by the Louisiana Public Service Commission. And contrary to historical trends in green power, this electricity will save consumers money rather than be more expensive than […]