Tuesday, July 11, 2017
The New York State Public Service Commission has a new member and he comes from the ranks of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. In June, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the appointment of Phil Wilcox to serve as Commissioner of the New York State Public Service Commission, also known as the PSC, on their 5-member board.
The PSC regulates the state's electric, gas, steam, telecommunications and water utilities. Through this regulatory action, they have an important voice in working to keep three nuclear power plants in Central New York open so that the state can meet its clean energy objectives. The Commission consists of five members, each appointed by the Governor of New York, with the advice and consent of the New York State Senate. "It is an enormous honor to have been nominated by the Governor and confirmed by the NYS Senate for a Commissioner position at the NYS PSC." said Wilcox of his appointment. "It will be a unique opportunity to share the workforce perspective regarding its part in delivering of the PSC mission for safe, reliable utility service through skill proficiency in ensuring the highest standard of energy infrastructure in construction, maintenance and emergency response"