Montpelier, VT (STL.News) Governor Phil Scott today announced the appointment of Riley Allen of Montpelier to serve as a member of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC).
“During his time as deputy commissioner of the Department of Public Service, Riley has proven to be a thoughtful and capable leader, who understands the importance of making Vermont more affordable,” said Governor Scott. “I’m confident Riley has the experience and commitment needed to serve Vermonters well in this new role.”
Allen has served as deputy commissioner of the Department of Public Service since 2017. From 2004-2008, he served as director for regulated utility planning. From 2008-2010 he served as a hearing officer and senior policy advisor to the Public Service Board (now the PUC).
“I am honored by the appointment. The next decade will be an especially challenging time for regulated utilities, but this is also a time that is filled with opportunity,” said Allen. “I look forward to working with stakeholders and our utilities as they continue to deliver high quality, reliable, utility services. I also look forward to working with the Commission to help our regulated utilities continue along a path to find and foster innovative pathways to deliver more affordable and cleaner utility and energy services.”
Allen lives with his wife Lesley and daughter Juliet in Montpelier.