Kentucky

Kentucky Public Service Commission

(PSC)

services regulated
Electricity Natural Gas Gas Pipelines and Safety Sewage/Wastewater Telecommunications Water

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Commissioners

Number of Seats3 with 1 vacancy

Kent A. Chandler

Democrat
Chairirman | Appointed
502-782-2553
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

Andrew "Andy" Beshear

Democrat
Governor

Amy D. Cubbage

Democrat
Vice Chairman | Appointed
502-782-2555
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

Andrew "Andy" Beshear

Democrat
Governor

Commissioner Selection Details

Selection Method Appointed
Chairperson Selection
Appointment Process
Term length 4 Years
Term limit
Bipartisan Requirement None

Bipartisan Requirement

None

Commissioner Prequalifications There are statutory qualifications to becoming a commissioner, as follows: "(1) Each commissioner shall be a resident and qualified...

Commissioner Prequalifications

There are statutory qualifications to becoming a commissioner, as follows: "(1) Each commissioner shall be a resident and qualified voter of this state, not less than twenty-five (25) years of age at the time of his appointment and qualification, and shall have resided in this state for at least three (3) years prior to his appointment and qualification. Each commissioner shall take and subscribe to the constitutional oath of office, which shall be recorded in the office of the secretary of state. (2) No person shall be appointed to or hold the office of commissioner who holds any official relationship to any utility, or who owns any stocks or bonds thereof, or who has any pecuniary interest therein. ... (3) No commissioner shall receive any rebate, pass, percentage of contract or other thing of value from any utility. ... (6) In making appointments to the commission, the governor shall consider the various kinds of expertise relevant to utility regulation and the varied interests to be protected by the commission, including those of consumers as well as utility investors, and no more than two (2) members shall be of the same occupation or profession."

PUC Jurisdiction and Enabling Authority

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