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05/22/2018 Contact: 850-413-6482

PSC Commissioner Brown Appointed to NARUC/DOE Partnership

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Public Service Commissioner (PSC) Julie Brown has been appointed to the Natural Gas Infrastructure Modernization Partnership (NGIMP) between the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). 

Because of Commissioner Brown’s work on the national level and state regulatory experience, NARUC President John Betkoski III appointed her to the NGIMP. She will assist State Commissions’ efforts in exploring investments in natural gas infrastructure modernization and improving the U.S. natural gas pipeline infrastructure.

“As we continue to do in Florida, it is imperative to identify new technologies and cost-effective practices for enhancing pipeline safety, efficiency, and deliverability,” said Commissioner Brown.  “I look forward to the opportunity to partner with the Department of Energy to further strengthen the public interest in natural gas regulation.”

Commissioner Brown serves on NARUC’s Committee on Gas, Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues–Waste Disposal, and its Presidential Natural Gas Access and Expansion Task Force to help expand natural gas service in neglected and rural areas. In addition, Commissioner Brown also serves as Vice Chair of Gas Technology Institute’s Public Interest Advisory Committee and on the Executive Committee of the Nuclear Waste Strategy Coalition.

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