Governing Law and Regulations
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Louisiana Public Service Commission (PSC)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. To date, the federal government's involvement in renewable energy programs has been limited to voluntary programs and providing financial incentives for renewable energy generation. Louisiana has followed the lead of the federal government and is encouraging the use of renewable energy resources but has not established legislation requiring it.
• Administration and enforcement. The DNR encourages and assists in the voluntary development of renewable energy resources. The PSC administers the renewable energy pilot program.
Renewable Energy Development Act
LRS 51:3061 to 51:3063
The Louisiana Renewable Energy Development Act encourages the production of electrical energy using renewable sources by allowing for net-metering.
Renewable Energy Pilot Program
In addition, the PSC established a renewable energy pilot program in 2010 to determine if a renewable energy portfolio standard is suitable for the state.
Louisiana Gasohol Act
LRS 30:1301 to 30:1304
The Louisiana Gasohol Act promotes the use of renewable energy by encouraging participation of the private sector in the development of a production system for alcohol fuels.
Louisiana has ...