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01/05/2017 Contact: 850-413-6482

Florida PSC Commissioner Donald Polmann Begins Term

TALLAHASSEE — Commissioner Donald Polmann today began serving on the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC), which regulates the state’s investor-owned electric, gas, and water and wastewater companies. He was appointed by Governor Rick Scott for a four-year term ending in January 2021.

“With my technical background, I look forward to working with the Commission to achieve the balance needed for sound regulatory decisions,” said Commissioner Polmann.  “I have a keen awareness of serving the public interest and will be thorough in my approach to ensure that Florida’s residents and businesses receive reliable, affordable utility service at fair and reasonable costs.”

Prior to his appointment to the PSC, Commissioner Polmann served as Director of Science and Engineering for Tampa Bay Water, the largest wholesale drinking water supplier in the Southeastern United States. Commissioner Polmann also served as a consulting engineer in private practice for a decade, most recently at ATKINS as Senior Project Director for public sector clients concerning water and environment. Before this, he was at AMEC in environmental and water resource engineering, serving a broad set of public and private clients.

Commissioner Polmann received his undergraduate degree in Environmental Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Minor in Economics. He holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering Sciences from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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