Lori Burkhart is Editor-in-Chief of Public Utilities Fortnightly.
NARUC's Annual Meeting and Education Conference was held in Louisville, Kentucky, November seven through ten, which marks the beginning of the second year of the three-year theme of Connecting the Dots: Innovative/Disruptive Technology and Regulation. A fond farewell was bid to outgoing NARUC President, Idaho PUC President Paul Kjellander, while welcomes were made to incoming leadership for 2021-2022.
Virginia State Corporation Commission Chair Judith Williams Jagdmann was elected as the new President. Connecticut Commissioner Michael Caron was elected first vice president, and North Dakota Commissioner Julie Fedorchak was elected second vice president, with Commissioner ToNola Brown-Bland of the North Carolina Utilities Commission remaining as treasurer. But there was a lot more excitement in Louisville.
The highly anticipated Joint Federal-State Task Force on Electric Transmission met for the first time on the last day of the conference. Prior to that meeting, the ten Commissioners, two from each NARUC region, discussed what they hoped to achieve, and that is excerpted in these pages. Enjoy these memorable moments.
NARUC's Annual Meeting Sessions:
- Best Practices in Regulatory Innovation
- Critical Role of State Commissions in Transmission
- Federal-State Electric Transmission Task Force Update