A Day at the Indiana URC
Stefanie Krevda is a commissioner for the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.
It was May when the PUF team traveled to Indianapolis and received a warm welcome at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. Commissioners and Staff educated us about Indy, also known as Circle City, as the statehouse was planned around Monument Circle. It's reminiscent of Washington, and not surprising as a surveyor for Pierre L'Enfant, who designed our nation's capital city, with its many traffic circles, helped design the Indy town plan.
PUF: What is your role as a Commissioner?
Commissioner Krevda: Our job is to ensure the public interest standard is met, and that the utilities in Indiana - electric, gas, and water, wastewater - provide safe and reliable service at just and reasonable rates. That's the overall objective. Each Commissioner is assigned cases on an individual basis, and our responsibility is to shepherd them through the process. We all have an opportunity to vote on every case that comes before the Commission.
We don't regulate - as most states do not - every single utility in those three categories of electric, gas, and water I mentioned.