- State Regulators
Rural Electric Cooperatives such as Hoosier Energy and its distribution co-ops are not regulated by state entities. However, under both Indiana and Illinois state law, Public Service (or Utility) Commission members have the obligation to ensure the establishment and maintenance of utility services as may be required by the public convenience and necessity, and to ensure that such services are provided at rates and conditions that are just, reasonable and nondiscriminatory for all consumers. Indiana hosts the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) and Illinois hosts the Illinois Commerce Commission.
- Federal Regulators
FERC—The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulates and oversees energy industries in the economic, environmental, and safety interests of the American public. FERC is the federal agency that regulates electricity transmission and wholesale electricity sales in interstate commerce. FERC implements the laws of Congress through orders and rulemakings on electricity policy.
- Federal Oversight
EPA—The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates and oversees how power plant emissions affect air and water quality. Utilities spend a great deal of time, effort, and money on measures to ensure that harmful emissions are kept as low as possible.