The National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI) was founded in 1976 by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). NRRI serves as a research arm to NARUC and its members, the utility regulatory commissions of the fifty states and the District of Columbia in the United States. NRRI’s primary mission is to produce and disseminate relevant and applicable research for NARUC members.
To serve state utility regulators by producing and disseminating relevant, high-quality research that provides the analytical framework and practical tools necessary to improve their public interest decision-making.
The NARUC-NRRI Relationship
NRRI was founded in 1976 by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). While corporately independent, NARUC and NRRI work closely together to support the nation’s public utility commissions. NARUC’s Board of Directors was instrumental in creating NRRI and continues to provide support. NRRI’s bylaws were approved by the NARUC Board’s Executive Committee. State commissioners constitute a majority of NRRI’s Board, and NARUC’s Second Vice President is an ex officio member of NRRI’s Board. NARUC’s Executive Director is also NRRI’s Executive Director.
NRRI provides state regulators with quality research and training. Its webinars and other programs provide information on key changes and activities in the industries regulated by the state commissions.