Besides working for government, what are Ackermann’s consumer credentials? In the absence of a clear pro-consumer record, we are left to surmise that Gov. Hickenlooper makes liberal-elite energy policy a higher priority than helping regular Colorado residents cope with ever-rising utility bills.
This brings us to the governor’s pick of Wendy Moser, whose chief work experience is regulatory law from the regulated-utility perspective, with Black Hills and later the telecommunications industry.
Pueblo-area residents cannot be happy with these Hickenlooper choices for the PUC.
The appointments are effective immediately, even though they still have to be confirmed by the Colorado Senate.
Senate President Kevin Grantham, R-Canon City, said the Senate “will ensure that any new appointee to the Public Utilities Commission is firmly committed to making the well-being of Colorado ratepayers their top priority. Our most vulnerable citizens and small businesses rely on affordable energy.”
Yes, reliable, affordable energy is the result desired by pro-consumer commissioner Frances Koncilja. We are far from sure on that score for her two new PUC colleagues.
Chieftain Public Comment Pueblo’s Energy Future, Black Hills Energy