The PUCN’s jurisdiction over natural gas service falls into three general categories.
- The PUCN regulates Nevada’s two investor-owned natural gas utilities, Southwest Gas and Sierra Pacific Power Company (d/b/a NV Energy). The PUCN's regulatory activities include:
- The PUCN licenses discretionary suppliers of natural gas, also known as alternative sellers of natural gas. These suppliers provide discretionary gas services to large industrial and commercial users in Nevada.
- The PUCN oversees gas pipelines in a pipeline safety partnership with the United States Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Office of Pipeline Safety.
New Natural Gas Companies
If you are considering forming a new natural gas company in Nevada, please contact the PUCN for information.