We talked with Audrey Zibelman, Chair of the New York Public Service Commission
Audrey Zibelman was confirmed as a Commissioner of New York’s Public Service Commission on June 19, 2013, and named Chair on September 3 of that year. Her term extends to February 1, 2018.
Chair Zibelman has been responsible for designing and leading the regulatory market changes of the electric industry under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision. Reforming the Energy Vision is New York’s comprehensive plan to modernize and transform the state’s electric industry.
Previously, she served as chief operating officer of PJM, and held legal and executive positions at Xcel Energy. Earlier, she was general counsel at the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission and special assistant attorney general in the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office.
PUF’s Pat McMurray: What have you learned from this job?
Chair Zibelman: I’ve learned by observing what Governor Andrew Cuomo has done. Reforming the Energy Vision started as a result of his observation that the utility industry needed to change, and his commitment to ensuring that change occurred.
He’s not simply espousing an idea. He’s looking for fast action in a very concrete way. And he’s saying, we have to change, and we’re going to change.