PG&E appoints new CPUC regulatory relations vice president

Pacific Gas and Electric Company recently announced that Robert Kenney has been appointed the new vice president, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Regulatory Relations, and has been elected by the Board of Directors as an officer of the utility.

In his new role, Kenney will be responsible for the executive management of regulatory proceedings before the CPUC. He will report to Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Steve Malnight. The move is effective Aug. 24, when Kenney will come to the company from his role as chairman of the Missouri Public Service Commission, which he's done since 2013.

"We're committed to interacting with the CPUC in a professional and ethical manner at all times and to appropriately supporting the work of the commission in order to benefit our customers and the state of California," PG&E Corporation Chairman and CEO Tony Earley said. "We're delighted to have someone of Robert’s caliber represent us."

Kenney is a nationally recognized leader in public utility law and regulation. He has served on the boards and advisory boards of numerous organizations, including the Institute for Electric Efficiency; National Regulatory Research Institute; Electric Power Research Institute; Financial Research Institute at the University of Missouri-Columbia; Eastern Interconnection States' Planning Council; Critical Consumer Issues Forum; and the Center for Public Utilities at New Mexico State University.

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