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For Immediate Release
Contact:  Matt Schilling
614 | 466 7750

  PUCO Commissioner Cheryl Roberto Announces Her Resignation

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Nov. 15, 2012) – Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) Commissioner Cheryl Roberto announced that she will resign her post effective Dec. 31, 2012. 

“It has been a great privilege to serve the citizens of Ohio in this capacity,” Commissioner Roberto stated.  “The difficult decisions of the Commission affect every Ohioan and I am proud of the work I was able to contribute to and of the hard working, dedicated staff of the PUCO.”

Commissioner Roberto’s work has focused on energy efficiency and the environment. She is the lead commissioner for the PUCO/DOE Pilot Program for Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance. She has led statewide efforts to create the Ohio Home Performance Network, a broad-based coalition dedicated to promoting market-rate residential energy efficiency. She also is co-chair of the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action (SEE Action) Network’s Driving Ratepayer-Funded Efficiency through Regulatory Policies Working Group.  SEE Action is a public-private initiative facilitated by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take energy efficiency to scale.

Commissioner Roberto is Vice Chair of National Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ (NARUC) Critical Infrastructure Committee and a member of the Electricity Committee. She serves on the NARUC Task Force on Environmental Regulation and Generation. She also serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the Financial Research Institute (FRI) in the College of Business at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is on the board of the National Regulatory Research Institute.

“Commissioner Roberto provided this Commission terrific insight and energy.” PUCO Chairman Todd A. Snitchler stated. “Her intellect and steady voice have benefitted this Commission. On behalf of her colleagues and the PUCO staff, we wish her the best in her many endeavors to come.” 

Commissioner Roberto was appointed to the PUCO by Gov. Ted Strickland in 2008. Her term was to expire in April 2013.    

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The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is the sole agency charged with regulating public utility service. The role of the PUCO is to assure all residential, business, and industrial consumers have access to adequate, safe and reliable utility services at fair prices while facilitating an environment that provides competitive choices. Consumers with utility-related questions or concerns can call the PUCO Call Center at (800) 686-PUCO (7826) and speak with a representative.

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