A Day at the Delaware PSC
Raj Barua is the executive director of the Delaware PSC.
Matt Hartigan is the deputy director of the Delaware PSC.
Tom Walsh is the deputy attorney general assigned to the Delaware PSC.
The PUF team traveled to Dover, Delaware to visit the Public Service Commission, and the timing was perfect. For the PSC turned 70!
The five Commissioners are part-time, which is unusual in the regulatory world, and the Staff of about thirty, are kept busy. Some kindly took time from their hectic schedules to speak with PUF and let us know what makes Delaware special.
PUF: Tom, what's brought you to the PSC?
Tom Walsh: I was in private practice for about seven years, primarily focusing on commercial bankruptcy and civil litigation. I then segued into an in-house position with a Fortune 500 company and handled a wide range of civil litigation.
Following a brief return to private practice, I again found my calling for utility and regulatory work when I had the wonderful opportunity to join the Department of Justice as a Deputy Attorney General assigned to the Commission.
PUF: Matt, how did you end up at the Public Service Commission?
Matt Hartigan: I started in 2011 as the Ombudsman, and that position here at the Commission handles media relations, customer complaints, and also acts as the legislative liaison. I had done some of that in my previous career and was consulting with the Commission before I came on full time.
PUF: Raj, how did you end up at the Commission?