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Moniz, Wheeler, McCarthy Headline Feb. 15-18 NARUC Winter Meetings


For Immediate Release: January 26, 2015
Contact: Robert J. Thormeyer, 202-898-9382,


WASHINGTON—Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler, and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will headline the Feb. 15-18 National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ Winter Committee Meetings in Washington.

In addition, Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Lands and Minerals Management Janice Schneider is also scheduled to deliver a keynote address. The 2015 Winter Committee Meetings will be held at the Washington Renaissance Hotel in downtown Washington.

Chairman Wheeler and Administrator McCarthy are scheduled to speak Tuesday, Feb. 17, during the General Session. Assistant Secretary Schneider will speak on Monday, Feb. 16. The date for Secretary Moniz’s appearance will be announced soon.

NARUC is the national association representing the economic utility regulators in all 50 States, including the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.

Other speakers include Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Member Philip Moeller, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, EPA Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation Janet McCabe, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions Staff Scientist and Program Director Joe Casola, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy Executive Director Steve Nadel, and many more.

Topics under discussion include: The EPA’s Clean Power Plan, Net neutrality, Cyber and physical security, the White House’s Quadrennial Energy Review, an update on “integrated grid” studies, renewable energy finance, emergency communications, pipeline safety, methane emissions, and much more.

A complete agenda is available here: Please note: Agenda items can be changed and/or added until the meeting begins.

NARUC’s committees will meet and act on proposed policy resolutions on a range of energy and telecommunications issues. The draft resolutions, if any, will be made available in early February.


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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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