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PUC Commissioners Congratulate Commissioner Powelson Regarding Nomination to Federal Energy Regulatory Post

May 09, 2017

HARRISBURG – Members of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today offered congratulations to Commissioner Robert F. Powelson, following an announcement from the White House that President Trump intends to nominate Powelson to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Chairman Gladys M. Brown: “Commissioner Powelson is knowledgeable and passionate about public utility issues – from infrastructure investment and marketplace competition to innovation and the development of our next generation of utility workers. He has also been a strong advocate for Pennsylvania and for the important role of utility regulators across the country. His service reflects well on the work of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and will be positive for the Commonwealth.”

Vice Chairman Andrew G. Place: “Rob’s nomination comes at a key moment for federal environmental and energy policy. The reshaped Commission will continue to be challenged to balance the demand for rational energy choices in support of both economic sustainability and environmental stewardship. The crucible of Pennsylvania has put him in a favorable position to navigate these demands.”

Commissioner John F. Coleman Jr.: "I wish to congratulate my colleague and friend on this prestigious honor of being nominated by President Trump to serve as a FERC Commissioner. Rob has been a stalwart champion of competitive electric and natural gas markets. During his tenure as Chairman, Pennsylvania has become a leader among states and a model for others to follow."    

Commissioner David W. Sweet: “Commissioner Powelson always calls matters as he sees them. Not only does he have extensive knowledge about utility issues, but he is very skilled at developing creative solutions.”

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission balances the needs of consumers and utilities; ensures safe and reliable utility service at reasonable rates; protects the public interest; educates consumers to make independent and informed utility choices; furthers economic development; and fosters new technologies and competitive markets in an environmentally sound manner.

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