In Search of a New PUCO Commissioner

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), the state agency in charge of regulating utility services — including electric and natural gas companies — announced this week it needs a new commissioner to fill a five-year term that begins April 11, 2020.

Current state law allows no more than three sitting commissioners from the same political party, but does not guarantee representation by both major parties. Two Republicans and two independents currently sit on the commission. Gov. DeWine will select the new commissioner in early 2020. 12/16/2019