Public Service Commission
Armstrong to Advise Center for Public Utilities - Utility research, training organization is at New Mexico State University
Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) Chairman David Armstrong has been named to the advisory council for the Center for Public Utilities at New Mexico State University.
“I am honored by the invitation to serve one of the nation’s premier academic organizations devoted to the study of utilities,” Armstrong said. “This is as much a learning opportunity for me as it is a chance to share my experience and knowledge.”
The Center for Public Utilities (CPU) is a branch of the College of Business at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. It provides education and research services to the energy, water, and telecommunications industries, and to regulatory agencies such as the PSC.
Members of the advisory council provide topics and speakers for CPU seminars and training programs, including its annual utility issues conference in March. The council includes utility commissioners and representatives from other state agencies, industry organizations and utility companies.
Since his appointment to the PSC in June 2008, Chairman Armstrong has been named to the board of directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and to its electricity committee and subcommittee on clean coal technology. He also is a member of the advisory committee to the Midwest Independent System Operator, a regional transmission organization.
The PSC is an independent agency attached for administrative purposes to the Energy and Environment Cabinet. It regulates more than 1,500 gas, water, sewer, electric and telecommunication utilities operating in Kentucky and has approximately 100 employees.