Senate Confirms French as PUCO Chair

This week, the Ohio Senate voted 31-0 to confirm Jenifer French as the new chair of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). In a recent interview with Gongwer News Service, French says she aims to restore the public’s trust in the PUCO after former chair Sam Randazzo’s resignation last November. French said that among the PUCO’s priorities are four ongoing investigations into to FirstEnergy’s operations in relation to the passage of HB 6. 5/7/2021