One of the key bills before the Legislature this session is a bill that would allow electric utitilities to charge ratepayers for projects while those projects are still under construction. While a decision in the General Asembly is still a long way off, the man at the helm of the Public Service Commission thinks it would be a good idea for the PSC to discuss the matter.

PSC Chairman Robert Clayton says an inquiry and a workshop with all the stakeholders in the same room would allow for the exchange of ideas. And he acknowledges the PSC would not be involved in policy.

Clayton says it would be wrong to heed the advice of some members of the Commission who think it would be wise to wait until the legislation becomes law – if it gets that far. He says putting off discussion until August would delay bringing about a collaborative effort that will be needed.

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