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Powelson Unanimously Confirmed as PUC Commissioner for 2nd Full Term

On Wednesday the state Senate unanimously confirmed the re-nomination of Chairman Robert Powelson to his second five-year term as a Commissioner at the state Public Utility Commission (PUC).
During his hearing yesterday before the Senate Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure Committee, Chairman Powelson noted that the PUC is on the forefront addressing issues that impact Pennsylvanians every day, noting the successful implementation of laws to address aging utility infrastructure; to collect and distribute the Marcellus Shale Impact Fee; to reduce electric consumption and peak demand statewide over five years; and to enforce pipeline safety.
Powelson first was nominated to the PUC in 2008 by Gov. Rendell to fill the remainder of an unexpired term. He was re-nominated by Rendell to serve a full five-year term in 2009, and again by Gov. Corbett in 2014.