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Task Force on Emergency Preparedness, Recovery and Resiliency

The Presidential Task Force on Emergency Preparedness, Recovery and Resiliency is a response to recent extreme weather events, natural disasters and the national emergency from the COVID-19 pandemic. These events have heightened the nationís collective awareness of the need for access to energy and the importance of ensuring the continued delivery of essential energy services. The intensified focus on protecting the reliability of our vulnerable energy systems and creating a more resilient infrastructure will enable the nation to better respond to future large-scale and catastrophic events. The task force is comprised of a balanced, diverse group of NARUC members, stakeholders and experts who will consider policy issues facing the regulatory community related to emergency preparedness, recovery and resiliency. The task force will lead NARUCís efforts in responding to and educating members about existing and emerging issues and opportunities associated with emergency preparedness, recovery and resiliency, including best practices, funding opportunities, resources and collaborative efforts. Considerations for the task force include available federal funding, the meaning of resiliency; the critical connections that exist between regulatory policy and implementation; the relationship between preparedness, response, and resilience; and the future of resiliency as it relates to a diverse and changing energy future. The task force will include a Special Subcommittee comprised of and chaired by members of the task force to study the COVID-19 pandemic response. Specifically, the Special Subcommittee will gather, examine and analyze regulatory and industry actions, responses and lessons learned from COVID-19. ďAs state regulators, we are uniquely aware of how these events affect our utilities, which includes electric, gas, water and telecommunications companies,Ē said Presley, a commissioner with the Mississippi Public Service Commission. ďAnything that affects utilities affects the people and businesses in our communities. Establishing this task force and its special subcommittee will enable us to better identify and address a host of relevant issues.Ē The primary goals of the Task Force on Emergency Preparedness, Recovery and Resiliency are to: Conduct research and provide ongoing education on federal funding to support recovery; Support NARUC member preparedness in the event of a Black Sky event; Seek to build consensus on construction standards for FEMA reference in recovery; and Provide education on COVID-19 lessons learned and best practices for the path forward. The task force will convene sessions with the NARUC community via conference calls, webinars and at each of NARUCís three annual national meetings, organize educational efforts within NARUC and serve as a resource for the associationís leadership on these programs.

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Kimberly A. O'Guinn
(Chair)
Commissioner
Arkansas Public Service Commission     
kim.oguinn@arkansas.gov
Biography


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Julie I. Brown
Commissioner
Florida Public Service Commission     
jibrown@psc.state.fl.us
Biography


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Diane X Burman
Commissioner
New York State Public Service Commission     
diane.burman@dps.ny.gov
Biography


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Gladys Brown Dutrieuille
Chairman
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission     
gbd@pa.gov
Biography


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James P. Griffin
Chair
Hawaii Public Utilities Commission     
james.p.griffin@hawaii.gov
Biography


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Odogwu Obi Linton Esq.
Commissioner
Maryland Public Service Commission     
odogwuobi.linton@maryland.gov
Biography


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Lillian Mateo-Santos
Associate Commissioner
Puerto Rico Energy Bureau    
lmateo@energia.pr.gov
Biography


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Charlotte Mitchell
Chair
North Carolina Utilities Commission     
cmitchell@ncuc.net


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Ellen Nowak
Commissioner
Public Service Commission of Wisconsin     
ellen.nowak@wisconsin.gov
Biography


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Sadzi M. Oliva
Commissioner
Illinois Commerce Commission     
sadzi.oliva@illinois.gov
Biography


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Daniel C. Scripps
Commissioner
Michigan Public Service Commission     
scrippsd1@michigan.gov
Biography


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Genevieve Shiroma
Commissioner
California Public Utilities Commission     
GSH@cpuc.ca.gov


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Eric F. Skrmetta
Commissioner
Louisiana Public Service Commission     
eric.skrmetta@la.gov
Biography


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Justin T. Williams
Commissioner
South Carolina Public Service Commission     
justin.williams@psc.sc.gov