A Day at the Connecticut Commission
Kelly Porter is Director of Utility Regulation for the Electric Sector at the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. Scott Muska is Director of Utility Regulation for the Other Sectors at the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. Vicki Hackett is Director of Adjudications at the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.
Photo: From left, Victoria Hackett, Director of Adjudications, Kelly Porter, Director of Utility Regulation - Electric Sector, and Scott Muska, Director of Utility Regulation - Other Sectors.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: Kelly, what is your role?
Kelly Porter: I am the Director of Utility Regulation for the Electric Division here at PURA. We recently formed an electric division in the spring, with eight staff assigned currently. The regulatory divisions used to be structured by discipline, such as engineering or finance. [They were] industry-focused, and then we went into a new structure focused by discipline. The need for an electric division became clear due to an increasing number of interrelated issues in the electric cases. I manage the day-to-day work of this group.
We deal with any case having to do with the regulated electric companies, such as rate cases, various cost-recovery requests, storm costs, renewable portfolio standards, reliability, storm restoration, and more. We have several dockets ongoing related to grid modernization, energy efficiency, and rate-design issues.
PUF: How did you become head of the electric group?