Forest Wright For Public Service Commission







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Forest Wright Calls for Action on Energy Efficiency Rules

“Energy bills for Louisiana’s families and businesses are just too high,” said Wright. “Efficiency programs are the solution we need to lower energy bills, but while the rest of the nation is saving, Louisiana keeps on delaying. It’s time the Commission got down to business and did something to lower our energy bills by approving the energy efficiency rules.”

Forest Wright for Energy Efficiency – PRESS RELEASE – 30oct12

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WRKF – Candidates Differ on Campaign Finance, Agree on Policy article by Amy Jeffries

But Democrat Forest Wright says, “Taking any money from utilities would compromise a commissioner’s ability to make the best decisions for consumers.”

Press Club Candidate Forum 3oct12

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Candidates debate utility fees use

Candidates for the utility regulator post for Baton Rouge and Lafayette disagreed Monday on whether the state Public Service Commission should keep the fees and fines the agency gathers.

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About Forest Forest Wright

FINALLY, LOUISIANA HAS A CANDIDATE WHO IS TRULY QUALIFIED FOR THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (PSC)

THE ONLY CANDIDATE WHO HAS SOLID EXPERIENCE
WITH THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Forest has worked successfully with the PSC to lower energy bills and increase transparency – protecting Louisiana’s families and businesses as a champion against utility overcharges.

ONLY CANDIDATE WITH A CLEAR VISION AND PROVEN
STRATEGIES TO LOWER ENERGY BILLS
Forest has earned a reputation Locally and Nationally as an expert on energy issues-leading the way on Energy Efficiency, Louisiana’s largest untapped energy resource.

ONLY CANDIDATE WHO PUTS PEOPLE FIRST
AND STANDS FIRM FOR INDEPENDENCE
Forest WILL NOT ACCEPT campaign contributions from the private utility companies that the Public Service Commission regulates.

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About Forest

The Louisiana Public Service Commission (PSC) is an independent regulatory agency dedicated to serving the public interest by assuring safe, reliable, and reasonably priced services for electric, gas, and water utilities, wastewater, telecommunications and motor carriers.

Key responsibilities of the Public Service Commission include setting rates for Louisiana customers’ energy and water bills, evaluating and approving new power plant projects, protecting consumers from imprudent utility charges, permit enforcement for Louisiana’s motor carriers, and implementing programs like the telecommunications “Do Not Call” list – which prohibits telemarketers from telephoning people who request that they not receive such calls.

It is the duty of the Public Service Commission to protect the public interest by ensuring utility customers are provided with safe, adequate and reliable service, at rates that are just and reasonable, equitable and economically efficient, while allowing the utility companies to earn a fair rate of return on their investment.

The PSC is comprised of five single-member districts whose decisions have statewide effect. Election cycles are staggered, with Commissioners serving six-year terms. Thus the commissioners have large constituencies, long terms, and close involvement with issues of intense consumer interest.

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