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For Immediate Release: August 28, 2014
Contact: Rob Thormeyer, 202-898-9382, rthormeyer@naruc.org

NARUC's Gray Congratulates Honorable on FERC Nomination

WASHINGTON--NARUC Executive Director Charles Gray issued the following statement congratulating NARUC President Colette D. Honorable upon her appointment to the Federal Enery Regulatory Commission:

"On behalf of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, I congratulate President Honorable on her nomination to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. This is a bittersweet moment for NARUC. President Honorable has gone above and beyond in her service since joining the Association in 2007. If confirmed, we will miss her enthusiasm, dedication, and leadership she has brought from Day One. At the same time, we are grateful that President Obama nominated another State commissioner who understands how energy and utility issues impact retail consumers. If confirmed, FERC would have two past-NARUC presidents serving at the same time-President Honorable and FERC Commissioner Tony Clark. This speaks volumes about the important work going on at the State level.

"As the nomination process begins, it'll be business as usual for NARUC. Our Executive Committee stands ready as we start preparations for our 126th Annual Meeting in November. We have a stellar leadership team in place, starting with President Honorable on down.

"I'd also like to thank FERC Commissioner John Norris for his service to FERC, NARUC, and the ratepayers of this country. He was an active NARUC member, both before and after joining the agency. He was one of the first co-chairs of the refashioned FERC-NARUC Sunday Morning Collaborative, which brought federal and State commissioners together to discuss regulatory challenges within the utility sector. On behalf of NARUC, I congratulate Commissioner Norris for a race well run.

--NARUC Executive Director Charles D. Gray

 

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NARUC is a non-profit organization founded in 1889 whose members include the governmental agencies that are engaged in the regulation of utilities and carriers in the fifty States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. NARUC's member agencies regulate telecommunications, energy, and water utilities. NARUC represents the interests of State public utility commissions before the three branches of the Federal government.

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