National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)

National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)

United States of America

Sectors Regulated:

Electricity, Water, Wasterwater, Telecommunication
  • 1101 Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 200 
    20005 Washington DC, USA 
  •  +1 202 898 2200 

Regulatory Authority General Information

  • Joined ERRA in 2001
  • Established in 1889


  • Legal basis/ mandate
  • Non-profit organization. Governing documents include: Articles of Incorporation, Constitution, and Policy Guidelines.
  • Responsibilities
  • Serve the public interest by improving the quality and effectiveness of public utility regulation, and ensure the establishment and maintenance of utility services at rates and conditions that are fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory for all consumers.
  • Authorities
  • Independence: Independent body.
  • Supervised by the Executive Committe.
  • Reports to the Board of Directors.
  • Appeal process: Not applicable.

Organisational Structure

  • Internal Structure
  • Board of Directors; Chief Officers/Executive Committee (5 Commissioners plus Executive Director). The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) is a non-profit organization. Its members include the governmental agencies (commissions) that are engaged in the regulation of utilities and carriers in the fifty States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. NARUC’s member agencies regulate the activities of telecommunications, energy, and water utilities.
  • Working Employees
  • • Number of Commissioners: Approximately 260 state-level commissioners.
  • • Total Number of Employees: 46
  • Budget
  • NARUC’s annual budget is approved by the Board of Directors, overseen by the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, and subject to regular review by the Executive Committee. NARUC’s operating expenses are covered by member dues, grants, and meetings.