Regulatory Duties

The PUCN has broad regulatory authority to implement the State’s energy policies, including developing renewable energy resources within Nevada and promoting energy conservation, while promoting safe and reliable service at just and reasonable rates. The PUCN's primary electric utility regulatory activities include:

The PUCN regulates the operations of Sierra Pacific Power Company and Nevada Power Company, both of which conduct business as NV Energy. The PUCN regulates the service territories, but not the rates or service quality of municipally-owned or cooperative electric utilities.

    New Electric Companies

    If you are considering forming a new electric company in Nevada, please contact the PUCN for information.