Eight State Commission Chairs
Steve Mitnick is President of Lines Up, Inc., Editor-in-Chief of Public Utilities Fortnightly, author of “Lines Down: How We Pay, Use, Value Grid Electricity Amid the Storm,” formerly an expert witness that testified before utility regulatory commissions of six states, the District of Columbia, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and in Canada, and a faculty member at Georgetown University teaching undergraduate microeconomics, macroeconomics and statistics. He has his own crystal ball on the industry’s future; its forecasts frequently accurate though, alas, not always.
This special issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly focuses on state regulatory Commissions and trends in the electric industry. We asked chairs of eight state regulatory utility Commissions what they thought, and they didn't hold anything back. Chairs from Wyoming, Oregon, Delaware, Idaho, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Colorado were asked about the current state of the electric industry, their thoughts on where the industry is going in the next five years and changes to the regulatory process. Listen in for a no-holds-barred look at where the states are now and where they are headed as Commissions grapple with regulating in our changing landscape.
State Commission Chairs Conversations:
- Colorado Public Utilities Commission Chair Jeffrey Ackermann
- Delaware Public Service Commission Chair Dallas Winslow
- Idaho Public Utilities Commission Chair Paul Kjellander
- Illinois Commerce Commission Chair Brien Sheahan*
- Maryland Public Service Commission Chair Jason Stanek
- Oregon Public Utility Commission Chair Megan Decker
- Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Chair Gladys Brown Dutrieulle
- Wyoming Public Service Commission Chair Kara Fornstrom
* Since the interview, Carrie Zalewski was named Chair of the Illinois Commerce Commission and Brien Sheahan moved to Commissioner.