Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
PUC Congratulates Commissioner Powelson on Appointment to Serve on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Aug 8, 2017

Members of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today (8/4) offered congratulations to Commissioner Robert F. Powelson, whose nomination to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) was unanimously confirmed yesterday (8/3) by the U.S. Senate.

"Commissioner Powelson has been a strong advocate for the important role of utility regulators, and he goes to FERC with a deep knowledge and passion about public utility issues," said PUC Chairman Gladys M. Brown, on behalf of the entire Commission. "The issues he has championed include the need for greater infrastructure investment, the need for innovation in the utility industry and the development of our next generation of utility workers - which are all in key matter for Pennsylvania and the nation."

Commissioner Powelson began his service as a Pennsylvania PUC Commissioner in 2008, following a nomination by Governor Edward G. Rendell. He was appointed to a second PUC term by Governor Tom Corbett and served as Chairman of the Commission from 2011 through 2015. Additionally, Powelson was elected in 2016 as President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), and he also serves on the Electric Power Research Institute Advisory Board (EPRI) and the Drexel University Board of Trustees.

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission balances the needs of consumers and utilities; ensures safe and reliable utility service at reasonable rates; protects the public interest; educates consumers to make independent and informed utility choices; furthers economic development; and fosters new technologies and competitive markets in an environmentally sound manner.

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For more information:

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

400 N St
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
United States, 17105-3265
Tel: 717-787-5722

Nils Hagen-Frederiksen
Press Secretary
Tel: 717-783-6152
E-mail: nhagen-fre@pa.gov

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