OUR MISSION

The Office of Public Utility Counsel (OPUC) was created by the Texas Legislature in 1983 to represent our state’s residential and small commercial consumers, as a class, in the electric, water, wastewater, and telecommunications utility industries.

OPUC represents consumers in utility matters before state and federal regulatory agencies and courts and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). OPUC primarily represents consumers before the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) in contested case proceedings, rulemaking projects, and policy projects.

Last year, OPUC represented Texas consumers in 41 contested cases, 29 projects, and five appeals, leading to approximately $260 million in current year bill savings. The agency is strongly committed to providing high quality legal, regulatory, policy, and professional representation on behalf of our state’s residential and small commercial consumers in the utility industry.

Residential and small commercial consumers are encouraged to contact our office if you need assistance. You may also find helpful information by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Chief Executive and Public Counsel

Lori Cobos

 

Chief Executive and Public Counsel Lori Cobos

 

 

 

 

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