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About the DPU

Learn about the DPU's mission. Meet the Commission and find specific divisions.

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is an adjudicatory agency overseen by a three-member Commission. It is responsible for oversight of investor-owned electric power, natural gas, and water utilities in the Commonwealth. In addition, the DPU is charged with developing alternatives to traditional regulation, monitoring service quality, regulating safety in the transportation and gas pipeline areas, and the siting of energy facilities. The mission of the DPU is to ensure that utility consumers are provided with the most reliable service at the lowest possible cost, along with the protecting the public safety from transportation and gas pipeline-related accidents, overseeing the energy facilities siting process, and ensuring that residential ratepayers' rights are protected.