Regulatory Commission of Alaska
Regulatory Commission of Alaska is an organization based in Anchorage, Alaska.
The Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) regulates public utilities by certifying qualified providers of public utility and pipeline services and ensuring that they provide safe and adequate services and facilities at just and reasonable rates, terms, and conditions. This section includes general information about the RCA and its Commissioners.
Commission The Alaska Public Service Commission (APSC) existed from 1960 until 1970. In 1970, the Alaska Legislature established the Alaska Public Utilities Commission (APUC) to replace the APSC. The Alaska Pipeline Commission (APC) was established in 1972, but the first Commissioners were not appointed until 1974. The APC regulated intrastate pipelines until 1981, at which time the APC was merged into and replaced by the APUC.
The Alaska Legislature replaced the APUC with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) in 1999, giving it broad authority to regulate utilities and pipeline carriers throughout the State. The Commission monitors active certificates for public utilities and pipelines; these certificates cover a broad range of activities, from provisional certificates for small village water and wastewater systems to fully regulated telecommunications, electric, and natural gas monopolies.
All available significant decisions of the RCA and its predecessor agencies dating from 1964 are on this site.
- Anne Jensen