For the Wisconsin Public Service Commission , Martin Day is Division Administrator, Energy Regulation and Analysis; Kristy Nieto is Division Administrator, Digital Access, Consumer and Environmental Affairs; Denise Schmidt is Division Administrator, Water Utility Regulation and Analysis; and Eric Esser is Division Administrator, Business Operations and Office Management.
PUF's Lori Burkhart: What are your roles at the Commission?
Martin Day: I'm the Administrator for the Division of Energy Regulation and Analysis. We have an acronym for our Team, DERA. I am fortunate to work with approximately fifty-five dedicated Staff who work hard to address the regulated electric and gas utility issues in the state and in our regional electric market. As part of that work we have several bureaus within our area.
We have a Bureau of Rates and Finance, a Bureau of Audit and Accounting, a Bureau of Electric Analysis and Engineering, and a Bureau of Natural Gas Analysis and Safety. Each of these is headed up by a Bureau Director, and their team members report through them. DERA also has a Policy Advisor who assists with oversight and tracking of the energy related policy initiatives.
We have additional teams within these larger Bureaus. The Office of Regional Markets team is involved in work with the Midcontinent Independent System Operator or MISO. We have our Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Team, responsible for safety of the intrastate gas delivery system. We have a Staff member who works with customers on electrical stray voltage issues. An important piece of the Team is our support Staff, who help teams with efficient operations.