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Commissioner (Chair 2020-Present)
Dan Scripps was appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan Public Service Commission in February 2019 and named Chair in July 2020. As a Commissioner, Mr. Scripps has been an active participant in multiple state energy advisory groups, including the Michigan Council on Climate Solutions, the Upper Peninsula Energy Task Force, the Michigan Dam Safety Task Force, and an Interdepartmental Workgroup on Propane Security.
Chair Scripps currently serves as president of the Organization of MISO States and past president of the Mid-America Regulatory Conference. He previously chaired the Regional Expansion Criteria and Benefits Working Group for the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), helping to develop consensus around cost allocation for the largest-ever portfolio of electric transmission projects in U.S. history.
Mr. Scripps is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and serves on the Joint Federal-State Task Force on Electric Transmission; the Task Force on Emergency Preparedness, Recovery, and Resiliency; and the Gas-Electric Alignment for Reliability. He is a member of NARUC's Committees on Critical Infrastructure, Gas, and International Relations, and the Washington Action Program. He's also been an active participant with NARUC's international programs, participating in regulatory engagements on four continents.
Mr. Scripps previously served in the Michigan House of Representatives, where he chaired the Banking and Financial Services committee and served on committees dealing with energy, telecommunications, and environmental protection. He has also worked with state and national clean energy trade and philanthropic organizations and practiced law in the Washington D.C. office of a leading global law firm, where he advised regulated utilities, project developers, and financial institutions on cutting edge domestic and international energy projects.
Mr. Scripps is a graduate of Alma College and the University of Michigan Law School. He lives with his family in northern Michigan.