For Immediate Release: April 24, 2015
Contact: Regina L. Davis, 202-898-9382, firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON—The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners appreciates the opportunity to participate in the Quadrennial Energy Review and the Administrations' recognition of State commissions' crucial role in this process. As an initial installment, this review takes a step toward setting our national energy agenda, particularly regarding the transmission, storage and distribution of energy.
America needs a resilient energy infrastructure to meet tomorrow's energy challenges. Our member State utility commissions are tasked each day with maintaining reliable, efficient services at reasonable rates. The QER referenced the need for "[f]ederal and state regulators…to coordinate goals across their respective jurisdictions," and to partner with NARUC and its members on, among other things, modernization of natural gas and electric infrastructure.
“While we are still reviewing the Administration's recommendations, the report certainly does highlight crucial issues worthy of closer examination,” said NARUC Executive Director Charles Gray, who participated on NARUC's behalf in the QER process.
Recognizing that each State is unique, NARUC continues to urge its members to review the QER report and to engage Federal agencies and other stakeholders with their views and concerns. NARUC looks forward to continuing to discuss these important topics with the State commissions as they convene in their regional meetings in May and June and at NARUC's upcoming national meetings in July.
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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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