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NARUC Statement on the Passing of Commissioner Emeritus Harold D. Williams

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For Immediate Release:

Media Contact: Regina Davis,

WASHINGTON (August 1, 2022) — The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners today released the following statement:

“We are all naturally saddened by the news of the recent loss of our dear friend and colleague, Commissioner Emeritus Harold D. Williams, who served for many years at the Maryland Public Service Commission.

“Not only was he a great servant to his state and the citizens of Maryland, he also brought much national attention to the need for greater participation and access for diverse suppliers. He led what was once the Energy Marketplace Access Partnership before chairing the Subcommittee on Utility Market Access Partnership. It is largely because of his early efforts that NARUC’s Select Committee on Regulatory and Industry Diversity has evolved to its present status. We are grateful for his leadership and counsel, which continue to serve as the foundation for the committee.

“Moreover, Harold Williams was more than just collegial—he was a great friend and took a sincere interest in the lives of his colleagues as well as his constituents.  He was a wealth of institutional knowledge on subjects ranging from utility matters to politics, and from tropical fish to music.

“Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family.”


Greg White

Executive Director

National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners


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