Fortnightly Magazine - July 2020

Idaho PUC: Eric Anderson


When you’re doing a public service, there’s nothing closer to the public than being a Commissioner, because you determine what the rates are going to be.

Idaho PUC: Kristine Raper


By statute, the attorneys for the PUC are assigned to us through the Attorney General’s Office. The intent was for them to have autonomy to tell us you’re going down the wrong road.

Idaho PUC: Terri Carlock

Administrator – Electricity and Economics

Being the Administrator of the Utilities Division, they allow me to switch hats and separate these duties. Once I start answering questions for the Commissioners, I no longer am advocating for Staff.

Idaho PUC: Maria Barratt-Riley

Executive Director

With the Teams and the cloud functioning, people if they wanted to would be able to use other devices. They didn’t have to take home their desktops, but most did.

Idaho PUC: Diane Hanian and Adam Rush

Commission Secretary, Public Information Officer

The teleconference system’s a priority that’s got a lot of potential, especially with our audio video system that they built into our main hearing room.

Idaho PUC: Marsha Smith

Former Commissioner and NARUC President

Staff is critically important, because Commissioners have to decide on a number of issues spanning all of the utilities, and Staff can be specialized and concentrate.

Idaho PUC: Don Howell

Former Chief Deputy Attorney General

The General Counsel has to feel comfortable in that they have to tell the Commissioner sometimes bad news or what the law is in certain areas.

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