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Gov. Whitmer Appoints Dan Scripps to Michigan Public Service Commission


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 establishes fair and reasonable rates for regulated electric and natural gas providers; assures adequate and reliable supplies of utility services; regulates the safe and efficient production, distribution, and use of energy and telecommunications services; supports adoption of broadband; and promotes telecommunication competition.