An excerpt from “A Day at the Kentucky PSC” interview of Kentucky PSC Chair Michael Schmitt in March's PUF:
"We have overseen a number of changes to the Public Service Commission over the past three years including the elimination of the so-called black box settlements. We have more than doubled the number of hearings held by the Commission and have restructured our organization to promote water district management programs and enforcement of natural gas safety regulations.
Both Vice Chairman Cicero and Commissioner Mathews are dedicated to the exploration of new and innovative methods to make the Commission function more efficiently and more effectively. I expect at a minimum that over the next three years we will be moving to develop pilot programs designed to streamline rate cases for our investor owned utilities and to work toward improving the operational performance of our rural water utilities."