Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

(PUC)

services regulated
Electricity Natural Gas Sewage/Wastewater Telecommunications Transportation Water

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Commissioners

Number of Seats5
Commissioner brown

Gladys Brown

Democrat
Chairwoman | Appointed
717-787-1031
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

Tom W. Corbett

Republican
Governor

NARUC Committees

  • Committee on Critical Infrastructure; Committee on Electricity
Commissioner place

Andrew G. Place

Democrat
Vice Chairman | Appointed
717-783-1197
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

Tom Wolf

Democrat
Governor

NARUC Committees

  • Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment
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John F. Coleman, Jr.

Republican
Appointed
717-772-0692
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

Edward G. Rendell

Democrat
Governor

NARUC Committees

  • Committee on Gas
Commissioner sweet

David W. Sweet

Democrat
Appointed
717-783-1763
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

Tom Wolf

Democrat
Governor

NARUC Committees

  • Committee on Telecommunications
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Robert F. Powelson

Republican
Appointed
717-705-6767
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

Edward G. Rendell

Democrat
Governor
NARUC PositionPresident; Executive Committee; Board of Directors Member

NARUC Committees

  • Committee on Critical Infrastructure; Committee on Water

Commissioner Selection Details

Selection Method Appointed
Chairperson Selection
Appointment Process
Term length 5 Years
Term limit
Bipartisan Requirement No more than three commissioners may belong to the same political party as the governor.

Bipartisan Requirement

No more than three commissioners may belong to the same political party as the governor.

Commissioner Prequalifications There are statutory qualifications to becoming a commissioner, as follows: "Each commissioner, at the time of his appointment and...

Commissioner Prequalifications

There are statutory qualifications to becoming a commissioner, as follows: "Each commissioner, at the time of his appointment and qualification, shall be a resident of this Commonwealth and shall have been a qualified elector therein for a period of at least one year next preceding his appointment, and shall also be not less than 25 years of age. No person shall be appointed a member of the commission or hold any place, position or office under it, who occupies any official relation to any public utility or who holds any other appointive or elected office of the Commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof. Commencing July 1, 1977, commissioners shall devote full time to their official duties...."

PUC Jurisdiction and Enabling Authority

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