NARUC Releases Draft Resolutions for Summer Policy Summit

05 Jul 2018

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners has released the set of draft resolutions that will be considered for adoption at NARUC's Summer Policy Summit in Phoenix, Ariz., July 15-18. 

Among the proposed resolutions is one that urges the current and future Administrations to appoint state utility commissioners to federal agencies such as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Federal Communications Commission. As the draft resolution states, "... more often than not, state commissions have implemented policies that have been the prototype for cutting-edge Congressional or federal agency initiatives" and offer "...unique insight on the impact of federal initiatives."

Other resolutions support infrastructure modernization, modeling energy storage in integrated resource plans, connectivity and technology needs of precision agriculture, implementation of a consumer-friendly eligibility verifier for the Lifeline program, FCC release of notice of proposed rulemaking on separations and expansion of the FCC's Protocol Captioned Telephone Service.

Draft resolutions are subject to change and may also be withdrawn by the committee or sponsor during the meeting and are subject to approval by NARUC's Board of Directors.

The complete set of resolutions are available online at