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Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Chair Katie Sieben Elected Vice President of Mid-America Regulatory Conference

7/15/2021 3:52:40 PM

Will Seuffert

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Chair Katie Sieben Elected Vice President of Mid-America Regulatory Conference

St. Paul Minnesota – Katie Sieben, the chair of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, has been elected the Vice President of the Mid-America Regulatory Conference (MARC). Previously, Chair Sieben served on the MARC Executive Committee as Treasurer and Secretary. 

“MARC plays an essential role in convening commissioners in the energy sector to exchange ideas and engage in discussion around regulatory and policy issues. At a time when the energy sector is experiencing rapid changes and new challenges, I am excited to collaborate and share ideas about how to best regulate our state’s respective utilities. When we work cooperatively, we are stronger advocates for cleaner energy, and reliable, affordable utility service,” said Chair Sieben. 

Other members newly elected to lead MARC include President Ellen Nowak of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, Treasurer Dan Scripps of the Michigan Public Service Commission, Secretary David Ober of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, and Maria Bocanegra, Executive Committee, of the Illinois Commerce Commission. 

MARC is an association comprised of regulatory commissioners representing fourteen states: Arkansas, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. Since 1958, MARC has sponsored an annual conference in which member state agencies, representatives of the regulated industries, as well as the public, share ideas and discuss regulatory and policy issues affecting the energy sector at the state, local, and national level. 

About the PUC: 

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission regulates three cornerstone service industries in Minnesota's economy: electricity, natural gas, and telephone service. The Commission’s mission is to create and maintain a regulatory environment that ensures safe, adequate, and efficient utility services at fair, reasonable rates consistent with State telecommunications and energy policies. It does so by providing independent, consistent, professional, and comprehensive oversight and regulation of utility service providers. Learn more at: mn.gov/puc.

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