The Florida Public Service Commission is committed to making sure that Florida's
consumers receive some of their most essential services — electric, natural
gas, telephone, water, and wastewater — in a safe, reasonable, and reliable
manner. In doing so, the PSC
exercises regulatory authority over utilities in one or more of three key areas:
rate base/economic regulation; competitive market oversight; and monitoring of safety,
reliability, and service.
For more information on the services the Public Service Commission does and does
not regulate, go to our brochure entitled
When to Call the PSC
For the latest information on the Coronavirus Disease, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. The Florida Department of Health has a dedicated COVID-19 webpage at www.FloridaHealth.gov/COVID-19 and a COVID-19 Case Dashboard that is updated twice daily to track the spread of the Coronavirus in Florida.
Message from Chairman Gary F. Clark
Keeping Floridians connected to utility providers through the COVID-19 pandemic is of paramount concern.
On July 29, Florida’s utilities provided an update during the Public Service Commission’s Workshop on Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on
Utility Customers. All industries—electric, gas, water and wastewater—urged customers to contact their utility if they are facing
financial hardships or are behind on payments for these essential services. Help is available through payment plans,
deferral arrangements, relief funding, and other options. It’s important for customers to pay what they can and keep in contact
with their utility. Utility workshop presentations can be found here.
The PSC’s mission—to ensure the provision of safe and reliable utility services at fair prices—is critical now more than ever.
As utilities begin to return to normal billing practices, we are working with them to monitor the effect on customers and take
any appropriate action. If you have any questions, I invite you to call our consumer assistance line, 1-800-342-3552.
The Florida Department of Management Services has restricted public access to the Gerald L. Gunter Building to help minimize COVID-19 exposure, until further notice.
The Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council is accepting applications to fill the term vacancy on the Florida Public Service Commission. This is a full-time position appointed by the Governor with official headquarters in Tallahassee and an annual salary presently at $135,997. Selection process for this vacancy will be held by the Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council. Senate confirmation of the Governor’s appointments is required.
Applicants must be competent and knowledgeable in one or more fields which include, but are not limited to: public affairs, law, economics, accounting, engineering, finance, natural resource conservation, energy, or another field substantially related to the duties and functions of the Commission.
Persons interested in receiving a hard copy application packet should write, email, or fax a written request to Mavis Knight, Office of Legislative Services - PSCNC, 874 Claude Pepper Building, 111 West Madison Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1400, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: (850) 414-1909. An electronic copy of the application packet can be obtained at http://www.leg.state.fl.us/pscnc. The completed application must be received in the Council’s office by 5:00 p.m. EST, Friday, March 19, 2021. Late applications will not be considered.
If an accommodation is needed for a disability, please notify Mavis Knight at
(850) 717-0301. If hearing or speech impaired, dial 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice).
The PSC understands customers might have utility-related questions resulting from COVID-19. We are monitoring utility
activities and their plans for addressing how COVID-19 will impact operations and their customers.
Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly (EHEAP),
is a program which provides assistance for home-energy emergencies to qualified, low-income households with at least one person 60 years of age or older.
To find out about qualifications, residents should contact their county's local
EHEAP agency, or by calling 1-800-963-5337.
The Florida Public Service Commission recognizes the importance of privacy to our Web site visitors. Subject to certain statutory exceptions, most documents and records maintained by the Commission and the State of Florida, including but not limited to electronic data, are public records under Florida law. Information submitted through this Web site may be subject to disclosure pursuant to a public records request.