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Energy Electricity Net Generation Megawatt Hours 101,273,290 MWh
Total Nameplate Capacity of Generation Fleet, 2012 29,365 MW
Nameplate Capacity Built Before 1980 11,614 MW
Percent Capacity Built Before 1980 40%
Average Retail Price of Electricity 7.62ยข/kWh
Electricity Generated from Coal 8%
Electricity Generated from Natural Gas 69%
Electricity Generated from Nuclear Energy 11%
Electricity Generated from Hydroelectric 1%
Electricity Generated from Geothermal Energy 0%
Electricity Generated from Petroleum 4%
Electricity Generated from Solar Energy 0%
Electricity Generated from Biomass 3%
Electricity Generated from Wind 0%
Electricity Generated from Other Sources 1%
Name
John "Bel" Edwards
Party Affiliation
Democrat
Assumed Office
2016-01-11
Name
Louisiana Public Service Commission
Abbreviation
LPSC
Year Established
1899
Associated ISO or RTO
SPP (Southwest Power Pool)
Regulated Services
["Electricity", "Natural Gas", "Gas Pipelines and Safety", "Telecommunications", "Transportation", "Water", "Solid Waste Disposal (Landfills)"]
Number of Seats
5
Staff Size
95
Current Commissioner Count
5
Term Length in Years
6 Years
Term Limit
true
Name
Louisiana State Legislature
Session Length in Months
2
Session Start Date
2019-04-08
Session End Date
2019-06-06