Today's PUF

Commissioner Anthony O'Donnell

Excerpted from August’s Public Utilities Fortnightly cover article on the Maryland PSC, on page 20:

“No, we are not political. We all carry our life’s experience with us, and we all carry our viewpoints with us, of course. If you’re human, you have to. But we are not overtly political.

We try to stay away from that when we deliberate. We have three Republicans, and two Democrats, and that’s by design. It’s not a forced distribution, but it’s healthy to have various perspectives.

Commissioner Mindy Herman

Excerpted from August’s Public Utilities Fortnightly cover article on the Maryland PSC:

“I have an extensive background in the industry. I started right before law school. It was hard to get a job back in the early eighties, but I got a job as a Xerox girl at a law firm.

Three Transmission Projects to Complete

Excerpted from August’s Public Utilities Fortnightly article by United Power CEO Mark Gabriel, former WAPA Administrator, on page 20:

“With even the simplest transmission project taking a decade or more, we should take some specific, short- and medium-term actions. …  So, what projects do I believe can and should be done today? Rebuild the seven AC/DC ties between the Eastern and Western grid. At a cost of roughly thirty million, this project could be complete in less than eighteen months.

Chair Stanek's Legacy

Maryland PSC Chair Stanek, excerpted from August’s PUF:

“With three years of my term now over and two years remaining, I’m beginning to think about the legacy I want to leave behind. I’d like to think I’ve implemented a number of efficiencies in terms of case processing, order writing, and improving the responsiveness of our customer-facing operations.