Lisa Edgar was appointed to the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) by Governor
Jeb Bush for a four-year term beginning January 2005. Governor Charlie Crist reappointed
Commissioner Edgar to a second four-year term in 2008, and Governor Rick Scott reappointed
her to a third four-year term in 2012. From January 2006 to January 2008, she served as
Chairman and participated as a member of the Florida Energy Commission and the Governor's
Action Team on Energy and Climate Change.
In November 2014, Commissioner Edgar was elected President of the National Association
of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) for a one-year term. As NARUC President,
Commissioner Edgar provides general oversight of the Association and serves as NARUC’s
primary voice before Congress, the courts, administrative agencies, and the general public.
She is also responsible for designating members to the NARUC Board of Directors, committee
leadership positions, and other Association appointments as necessary.
Commissioner Edgar serves on NARUC’s Executive Committee, Board of Directors,
the Committees on Electricity and Consumer Affairs, and the Task Force on Environmental
Regulation and Generation. She recently was appointed to the Electric Power Research
Institute (EPRI) Advisory Council which advises on research in the generation, delivery,
and use of electricity for the public’s benefit. From 2005 through 2009, she served on
the Federal Communications Commission Universal Service Joint Board working for efficient,
accountable and fiscally responsible use of universal service funds.
Commissioner Edgar has worked to develop policies to strengthen the state’s electric
infrastructure to better prepare for, and withstand, storm events; to establish net
metering and interconnection rules that encourage customer participation and renewable
energy development; to further the diversification of Florida’s fuel supply; to effectively
reform the collection and distribution of universal service funds; and to improve customer
satisfaction and broaden stakeholder participation.
Prior to joining the PSC, Commissioner Edgar served as Deputy Secretary for the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Her responsibilities at DEP included executive
management oversight of the agency's $2.1 billion budget, fiscal and strategic planning,
accountability measures, information technology, administrative services, Florida Geological
Survey, and coordination between the state and federal government on environmental issues,
including proposed and existing oil and gas drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf. Commissioner
Edgar represented the State of Florida on the Minerals Management Service Outer Continental Shelf
(OCS) Policy Committee from 1993-2004, and on the Subcommittees on Environmental Studies in OCS
Areas under Moratoria and OCS Hard Minerals.
Commissioner Edgar received her Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctorate degrees from Florida State
University and is a member of the Florida Bar. She is a member of Leadership Florida and has been
involved in many state and community organizations.
Commissioner Edgar and her husband are members of Killearn United Methodist Church and are raising
their two active children in Tallahassee.