Gov. Whitmer Appoints Dan Scripps to Michigan Public Service Commission

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Gov. Whitmer Appoints Dan Scripps to Michigan Public Service Commission

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February 7, 2019   

Gov. Whitmer Appoints Dan Scripps to Michigan Public Service Commission  

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today appointed Dan Scripps, of Northport, to the Michigan Public Service Commission. 

I have full confidence that Dan Scripps will ensure we have a reliable and affordable energy supply to keep our economy moving and keep families safe,” Whitmer said. We need to continuously find innovative ways to keep the lights on and the heat flowing, and Dan is the right guy for the job. 

Dan Scripps currently serves as the Midwest policy program director for Energy Foundation.  Mr. Scripps will succeed Rachael Eubanks who has resigned for a term expiring July 2, 2023 following her appointment as State Treasurer. Scripps’ appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate. 

The Michigan Public Service was established in 1939 and is responsible for protecting the public by ensuring safe, reliable, and accessible energy and telecommunications services at reasonable rates for Michigan’s residents. 

The public service commission also has the power to hear and pass upon all matters pertaining to the regulation of public utilities, including light and power companies, whether private, corporate, or cooperative; water, telegraph, oil, gas, and pipeline companies; motor carriers; private wastewater treatment facilities; and all public transportation and communication agencies other than railroads and railroad companies.