regulation, public utilities, ratepayers

Who We Are

The Public Service Commission (PSC) is a quasi-judicial, regulatory agency established under Title 3, VIC Sec. 237.

Currently operating under the provisions of Title 30 Virgin Islands Code Chapter 1, the PSC has broad mandate to maintain an important balance between the public utilities in the U.S. Virgin Islands and the territory's ratepayers.

members

The PSC consists of seven voting members and two non-voting or ex-officio members.

Voting Members

The seven voting members are each appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Legislature of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Non-Voting Members

The two non-voting members of the Commission are comprised of elected Senators and are appointed by the President of the Legislature.

operations, creation

The day to day operations of the PSC are headed by the Executive Director, Donald G. Cole and the Assistant Executive Director, Sandra L. Setorie

Title 3, VIC Section 137 [repealed 1987] originally created the Virgin Islands Public Services Commission within the Department of Public Works, for administrative purposes. Title 3, VIC Section 273 continued the Commission within the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) for budgetary purposes and is one of twenty (20) major departments in the VI government.

reasonable, quality

Our Mission

The mission of the Public Services Commission (PSC) is to regulate all public utilities operating in the territory to ensure a fair and reasonable rate of return while providing the ratepayers with the highest quality service in a safe, consistent and efficient manner.

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1987

PSC Creation

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7

Voting Members

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2

Ex-Officio Members

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20

Major USVI Department

protect, encourage, ensure, establish

Our Objectives

The Commission’s authority requires that it protect the interests of both utilities and ratepayers. The PSC regulates the utilities providing electric, potable water, telephone, cable TV and ferryboat services. It plays a key role in guaranteeing that the consumer, pay fair rates for these services.

Main Objectives

 

PROTECT

Consumers from unreasonable rates and terms of service.

 

 

ENCOURAGE

Maximum efficiency in utility company operations and management.

 

 

ENSURE

Public safety and help the public deal with regulated companies.

 

 

ESTABLISH

Regulatory standards and apply them in a fair and consistent manner.