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Mark Vannoy Re-Appointed as MPUC Commissioner and Timothy Schneider Confirmed as Maine Public Advocate 

Commissioner Mark Vannoy, P.E. was recently re-appointed to a six-year term as Commissioner of the Maine Public Utilities Commission.  Mr. Vannoy was originally appointed to the Commission by Governor Paul LePage in June 2012, to complete the remainder of Vendean Vafiades’s term.  With approximately one year of service on the Commission under Mr. Vannoy’s belt, Chairman Tom Welch, commented that “Commissioner Vannoy is a knowledgeable and effective Commissioner and I look forward to continuing to work with him.”  The Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee unanimously approved Mr. Vannoy’s re-appointment on May 1, and the Maine Senate approved his appointment on May 7.

The Maine Senate also confirmed Governor LePage’s nomination of Timothy Schneider as Maine’s next Public Advocate on May 7 (following unanimous approval of the Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee).  Since 2008, Mr. Schneider has represented electric and gas utilities before the Maine Public Utilities Commission. During that time, Mr. Schneider has been involved in several complex issues before the Commission, including the inquiry into Maine’s continued participation in ISO New England and the permitting of Central Maine Power Company’s Maine Power Reliability Program.

According to the Governor’s Energy Office Director, Patrick Woodcock, both “Commissioner Vannoy and Public Advocate Schneider will bring critical experience and integrity to these offices, ensuring that our state’s policies are advancing on behalf of average Mainers, who are struggling with excessive energy costs.” 



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