PUCO chairman Schriber to present testimony to House subcommittee on Ohio’s power siting process

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 14, 2001 (PRNewswire) — Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) Chairman Alan Schriber has been invited by the U.S. House of Representative’s Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality to present testimony about Ohio’s electric restructuring experience on Thursday, February 15, 2001, at 10 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building in Washington D.C.

The Subcommittee will hold a hearing entitled: “Electricity Markets: Lessons Learned from California.” Chairman Schriber, who also serves as Chairman of the Ohio Power Siting Board, will discuss the process Ohio is taking to site new power generation in Ohio, and the steps being taken to prevent a situation occurring in Ohio that occurred in California.

The Ohio Power Siting Board issues certificates of environmental compatibility and public need before construction of any major utility facility within the state of Ohio.

Two Ohio Congressional Representatives, Ted Strickland (D-Portsmouth) and Tom Sawyer (D-Akron), serve on the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality. The Subcommittee has jurisdiction over national energy policy generally; fossil energy, renewable energy resources, and synthetic fuels; energy conservation; energy information; energy regulation and utilization; utility issues and regulation of nuclear facilities; interstate energy compacts; nuclear energy and waste; The Clean Air Act; and all laws, programs, and government activities affecting such matters.

Dr. Schriber has served as Chairman of the PUCO since his appointment by Governor Bob Taft in 1999. Dr. Schriber, who also served as a PUCO commissioner from 1983-89, earned a B.S. in Economics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1967, and a M.S. in Economics at Miami University in 1972. His doctorate is in economics and was awarded by Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1976.

SOURCE: Public Utilities Commission of Ohio