The State Regulation of Public Utilities Review Committee (“Review Committee”) is beginning its screening process for commissioners representing Congressional Districts 2, 4, and 6 of the South Carolina Public Service Commission (“Commission”). The Review Committee will be accepting applications for these seats beginning Monday, May 22, until 12 p.m., Friday, June 16. The commission has jurisdiction over matters pertaining to investor-owned electric and gas utilities, water and wastewater companies, telecommunications companies, carriers of household goods and hazardous waste for disposal, taxicabs, and other motor vehicle passenger carriers. A commissioner must have at least a baccalaureate degree and a background of substantial duration in one of the following areas: (a) energy; (b) telecommunications; (c) consumer protection and advocacy; (d) water and wastewater; (e) finance, economics, and statistics; (f) accounting; (g) engineering; or (h) law. This is a fulltime position, and the term for each of these seats expires June 30, 2026.
Each candidate is required to submit a completed application form no later than the June 16, 2023 deadline. Applications will not be accepted after noon on Friday, June 16. Following the June 16 filing deadline, the Review Committee will begin its background investigation of candidates. Candidates and potential candidates are subject to certain restrictions with respect to contacting members of the General Assembly.
Application forms may be obtained from the State Regulation of Public Utilities Review Committee, 102 Gressette Building, Post Office Box 142, Columbia, South Carolina 29202, by contacting Breeden John, 803-212-6216 or BreedenJohn@scsenate.gov. For further information, contact John or visit the Review Committee’s website at www.scstatehouse.gov/CommitteeInfo/PublicUtilitiesReviewComm/2023Public ServiceCommissionScreeningInfo.php.