Scott MacKenzie is Chair of the Prince Edward Island Regulatory & Appeals Commission.
PUF interviewed regulators of nine of the ten provinces of Canada: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan. And of the FERC-like National Energy Board. And of the vast northern territory Nunavut, the frozen home of Inuit villages that reaches to the North Pole.
Part 2 of this series includes interviews of the eastern and midwestern Canadian regulators. See Part 1 for interviews of the western and northern regulators.
PUF: What's your job at the Prince Edward Island Regulatory & Appeals Commission?
Chair MacKenzie: I am the Chair and CEO of the Commission which has a Staff of twenty-two people. We're not just a utility regulator. We regulate everything. We have a broad mandate, and there are two or three similar Commissions in Canada like ours. We have a mandate to regulate electric utilities. There are no gas utilities, because there's no natural gas in Prince Edward Island. In addition to electricity we regulate water and sewer rates, auto insurance rates, petroleum prices, and land ownership. We also have the Rentalsman housed in our Commission.