Fortnightly Magazine - June 2018

A Day at the PUC of Ohio

Thirteen interviews

PUF’s Steve Mitnick with Chair Asim Haque, Vice-Chair Beth Trombold, Commissioners Dan Conway, Larry Friedeman and Tom Johnson; and Bethany Allen, Hisham Choueiki, Angela Hawkins, Jeff Jones, Alan Martin, Howard Petricoff, Greg Price, Kristina Schaefer, Tammy Turkenton, John Williams.

Ohio PUC: Asim Haque

Chair

“We have changed the culture here at the agency about how we think of innovation and how we think of investment. That is not easy to do.”

Ohio PUC: Beth Trombold

Vice-Chair

“The main purpose of PowerForward is to put together guidelines to move the state in the same direction as opposed to a lot of different directions.”

Ohio PUC: Dan Conway

Commissioner

“We want to provide a more efficient, robust, and opportunity-rich infrastructure here, particularly on the electricity side.”

Ohio PUC: Tom Johnson

Commissioner

“We know that when a manufacturer or industry is looking at a location, they’re considering what the energy rates are.”

Ohio PUC: Bethany Allen

Chief Commission Aide

“I present a thorough review to the chairman that highlights decision points, provides recommendations.”