CEE Statement on MN PUC appointments of Nancy Lange and Katie Sieben
Dec 28, 2016
Staff leadership at the Center for Energy and Environment is very pleased by the appointments of Nancy Lange to Chair of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, and of Katie Sieben to become the body's fifth commissioner alongside commissioners John Tuma and Matt Schuerger, and Vice Chair Dan Lipschultz.
Mike Bull, CEE's Director of Policy and Communications, explains:
"Over her four years on the Commission, Ms. Lange has shown herself to be a very thoughtful and insightful regulator, balancing utility and customer interests to ensure the best outcomes that advance the broad public interest. Her experience will serve us all well.
And Ms. Sieben comes to her new role with a demonstrated passion for public service and a commitment to the public interest, as evidenced by over 12 years of service in the Minnesota Legislature. Her keen understanding of the current political context, as well as good relationships with policymakers of both parties, are needed additions to the Commission.
Outgoing Chair Beverly Jones Heydinger has truly served the state well, guiding the Commission through choppy waters with a steady hand. We very much appreciate her service."
Bull concludes, "Today's appointments ensure that Minnesota's Public Utilities Commission continues as one of the best utility commissions in the nation, and certainly the best I've seen in my 20-plus years working on these issues."
The Center for Energy and Environment is a Minnesota nonprofit that discovers and deploys the most effective energy solutions for a healthy, low-carbon economy. For nearly 40 years, CEE has provided practical energy solutions through a range of practical and cost-effective programs to help homeowners, businesses, nonprofits, and governments cut energy waste and save money.
Tim Hanrahan, communications manager 612-244-2419, firstname.lastname@example.org
Minnesota Public Utilities Commission