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W. Cropp at the request of the Mayor
A PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT
To confirm the appointment of Mr. Richard E. Morgan to
the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia.
RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this
resolution may be cited as the " Public Service Commission of the
District of Columbia Richard E. Morgan Confirmation Resolution of
Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the
Richard E. Morgan
5902 32nd Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20015
as a member of the Public Service Commission of the District of
Columbia, established by paragraph (97) of section 8 of An Act Making
appropriations to provide for the expenses of the government of the
District of Columbia for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth nineteen
hundred and fourteen, and for other purposes, approved March 4, 1913 (37
Stat. 995; D.C. Official Code § 34-801), replacing Angel M. Cartagena,
Jr., whose term as a member will end June 30, 2003, for a term to end June
Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copy
of this resolution, upon its adoption, each to the nominee and to the
Office of the Mayor.
Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.
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Richard E. (Rick) Morgan
5902 32nd St., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20015
(202) 564-9143 (w)
(202) 364-3663 (h)
PERSONAL DATA: Age 52; Married; Two children.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.,
Senior Energy Analyst, Climate Protection Partnerships Division, October
2000 - Present; Senior Energy Analyst, Acid Rain Program, Clean Air
Markets Division. September 1992 - October 2000; Manager, Utility Program,
Global Change Division. April 1991 - September 1992. Duties:
Develop and advocate policy options for promoting
renewable and environmentally preferable technologies for meeting U.S.
electricity needs. Provide technical and data support for promotion of
"green" power markets in the context of a partially
restructured electric power industry. Represent EPA in energy policy
development in conjunction with DOE, FERC, and other federal agencies
as well as state environmental and energy agencies.
- Manage research projects on environmental impacts of electric power
generation, such as assessment of impacts of demand response
technologies, and estimation of emissions displaced by clean energy
- Analyze impacts of changing electric power industry structure on
environmental quality. Represent EPA in interagency negotiations
regarding development of the Clinton Administration's electricity
restructuring plan. Respond to information requests from members of
Congress, state officials and the public regarding environmental
impacts of the changing power industry.
- Develop comprehensive database of air pollutant emissions from the
electric power industry utilizing data from EPA, EIA and FERC.
Supervise work of EPA contractor, including database design, data
integration, and quality assurance. Coordinate acquisition of electric
power data from EIA and FERC.
Coordinate with EIA and DOE on preparation of joint
DOE/EIA report to the President on carbon dioxide emissions from the
generation of electric power.
- Represent EPA in discussions with EIA regarding electric power data
collection and dissemination policies, including data confidentiality
and assessment of future data requirements of EIA, in response to
changes in the electric power industry. Write formal EPA comments on
EIA data confidentiality policy.
- Provide technical support for state initiatives implementing
emissions disclosure, outputbased emission standards, and renewable
- Provide formal EPA comments to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
(FERC) regarding commission policies such as open transmission access
and regional transmission organizations (RTOs) and their implications
for environmental quality.
- Represent EPA in regulatory proceedings before state PUCs. Analyze
proposals for regulatory reform, participate in collaborative
processes, prepare testimony, and submit to questioning and cross
- Represent EPA in negotiations with other federal agencies with
regard to federal policy on integrated resource planning and utility
investments in demand-side management.
- Represent EPA in activities of NARUC. Serve on NARUC Energy
Conservation Staff Committee. Share in oversight of Committee projects
regarding regulatory incentives and rate design. Make presentations
regarding EPA programs and activities.
- Analyze regulatory frameworks that provide incentives for utilities
to adopt energy efficiency programs and develop electric utility
ratemaking policies and regulations of state utility commissions
designed to encourage energy efficiency.
- Conceive and develop database on electric utilities' demand-side
management activities. Use data to identify and quantify opportunities
for individual utilities to utilize energy conservation as an acid
rain compliance option.
- Prepare and deliver, presentations to associations and citizens
organizations regarding regulatory reform, energy efficiency and Clean
Air Act issues.
- Conceive and organize workshops on regulatory reform issues such as
decoupling profits from sales. Write technical papers on topics such
as regulatory reform and use of energy efficiency as an acid rain
- Oversee implementation of Clean Air Act's acid rain provisions
regarding energy conservation, renewable energy, and integrated
resource planning. Coordinate implementation of net income neutrality
provision with U.S. Department of Energy.
- Brief state public utility commissions (PUCs) regarding
opportunities in Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 to use energy
conservation and renewable energy resources as acid rain compliance
U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C. Senior Analyst, Office of
Electricity Policy, March 1994 - September 1995 (part-time detail
concurrent with employment at EPA). Duties:
- Identify opportunities for DOE interventions before state regulatory
commissions with regard to emerging competition in electricity
markets, industry restructuring, integrated resource planning, energy
efficiency and environmental policy.
- Write testimony and formal comments on behalf of DOE and EPA for
filing with state regulatory commissions (e.g., California, New York,
Maryland, Florida, Massachusetts). Represent DOE and EPA in industry
restructuring proceedings at California Public Utilities Commission
and New York Public Service Commission.
- Coordinate with other federal agencies regarding energy policy and
formal filings with state regulatory commissions.
Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia,
Washington, D.C. Economist; Technical Assistant to Commissioners Wesley H.
Long and Edward M. Meyers. December 1985 - April 1991. Duties:
- Provide economic analysis and technical expertise on ratemaking and
policy issues before the Commission, including energy efficiency, rate
structure, and compliance with the acid rain provisions of the Clean
Air Act. Develop ratemaking policies and draft Commission orders and
regulations to encourage energy efficiency.
Assist National Association of Regulatory Utility
Commissioners (NARUC) in managing its Least-Cost Utility Planning
program. Assist in drafting NARUC policy statements regarding resource
planning and ratemaking policies to encourage energy efficiency.
Monitor and analyze federal legislation regarding
energy efficiency, utility resource planning, acid rain, and global
warming issues. Work with Congressional staff in drafting amendments
to Clean Air Act legislation with regard to energy efficiency as an
acid rain compliance option. Serve as Washington Representative for
NARUC Energy Conservation Committee and present legislative report to
the Committee three times annually. Prepare and deliver NARUC
testimony before House and Senate committees regarding energy
efficiency and utility resource planning issues.
Serve as co-chair of NARUC Staff Committee on
Energy Conservation. Plan meetings and conferences and coordinate
Committee activities. Manage electronic bulletin board.
Write speeches, articles, congressional testimony,
letters and position papers on utility regulatory issues. Assist in
preparation of NARUC reports on resource planning, rate structure and
Environmental Action Foundation, Washington, D.C.;
Research Coordinator, Energy Project. April 1973 - December 1985. Duties:
Advocate federal legislation regarding utility,
energy and tax policy issues. Prepare and deliver testimony before
House and Senate committees. Develop legislative strategy and meet
with members of Congress and congressional staff.
Direct research projects and write books and
reports on utility regulation, electricity rates, energy conservation,
nuclear power, renewable energy development and energy tax policy.
Serve as contributing editor to Power Line, EAF's journal on utilities
Conduct economic analysis of utility planning
methodologies, rate structures and federal tax policy regarding
energy. Develop methodology for comparative measurement of utility
performance on load forecasting, generating capacity utilization and
Organize nationwide environmental and consumer
campaigns on utility rate and planning issues. Develop nationwide
network of environmental, consumer, labor and minority organizations
concerned with energy issues. Develop media strategies, write press
releases, organize press conferences, and respond to media inquiries
on a wide variety of energy, utility and tax issues.
Ohio Public Interest Action Group, Columbus, Ohio.
Utilities Research Director, March 1972 - March 1973; Consultant, April
1973 - October 1973. Duties:
Southwest Research and Information Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Research Associate, March 1971 - September 1971. Duties:
- Conduct research project on sales promotion and expansion plans of
electric utilities in the Southwestern U.S. Testify about utility
sales promotion before U.S. Senate committee and New Mexico
Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio,
1972; 143 quarter-hours; GPA: ungraded.
Master of Public Policy, University of Maryland, School of Public
Affairs, College Park, Maryland, 1993; 36 semester-hours; GPA: 3.75.
Taylor Allderdice High School, Foreward St. & Shady Ave.,
Pittsburgh, PA 15217, diploma 1968.
Other Educational Experience and Skills:
Fundamentals of Power Marketing, Metromedia Energy, Inc., Washington,
Clean Air Act Workshop, Trinity Consultants, Washington, DC, 2000
NARUC/Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Advanced Course on Demand-Side
Technology and Least-Cost Planning, Berkeley, CA, 1990.
Utility Finance and Accounting Workshop, Financial Accounting
Institute, Washington, D.C., 1988.
Integrated Resource Planning, Synergic Resources Corp., Philadelphia,
NARUC Advanced Regulatory Studies Program, Williamsburg, VA, 1986.
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS, ACCOMPLISHMENTS, AND AWARDS:
PA Honor Award; Awarded Silver Medal by EPA Administrator Carol M.
Browner for the creation and development of EPA's "E-GRID"
database, May 1999.
Cash Award for Outstanding Performance, EPA Climate Protection
Partnerships Division, November 2001.
Member, Staff Committee on Energy Resources & Environment (formerly
Staff Committee on Energy Conservation), National Association of
Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), 1986-present.
Elected co-chair of NARUC Staff Committee on Energy Conservation,
November 1989, a position held until 1991.
Member, National Advisory Committee, Sustainable City Project,
Member, Board of Directors, Sun Day, 1978.
Member, Energy Demand Panel, U.S. Office of Technology Assessment,
Member, Electric Utilities Advisory Committee, Federal Energy
Selected speeches and presentations:
American Public Power Association
Center for Clean Air Policy
Citizens Energy Conference
Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America
Conservation Council of Virginia
Delaware Public Power Conference
Edison Electric Institute
Electric Power Research Institute
Electric Power Supply Association
Embassy of Canada
Energy and the European Market Economy (Austria)
Georgia Public Service Commission
Kentucky Public Service Commission
Louisiana Public Service Commission
Maryland State Legislature
Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities
Michigan State University Institute of Public Utilities
National Association of Energy Service Companies
National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
National Association of State Energy Officials
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
National Wind Coordinating Committee
New Jersey Board of Public Utility Commissioners
New York State Energy Conference
Newfoundland Power and Light Co. (Canada)
Northeast States Coordinated for Air Use Management (NESCAUM)
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
Union of Concerned Scientists
U.S.-Canada Air Quality Committee
U.S.-Canada International Joint Commission
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Energy Information Administration
U.S. Generating Company (PG&E)
Virginia State Corporation Commission
Publications authored or co-authored:
Co-author, Power & Light: Political Strategies for the Solar
Transition. The Pilgrim Press, 1981.
Author, The Rate Watcher's Guide: How To Shape Up Your Utility's
Rate Structure Environmental Action Foundation (EAF), 1980.
Contributor, Accidents Will Happen: The Case Against Nuclear Power.
Harper & Row, 1979.
Author, Nuclear Power: The Bargain We Can't Afford. EAF, 1977.
Co-author, Taking Charge: A New Look at Public Power. EAF, 1976.
Co-author, How To Challenge Your Local Electric Utility: A Citizen's
Guide to the Power Industry. EAF, 1974.
"E-GRID: Policy Implications of An Integrated Electric Power
Database," Electric Utilities Environmental Conference, January 1999,
Tucson, AZ (co-author).
"E-GRID: Development of An Integrated Electric Power
Database," American Waste Management Association Conference, December
1998, New Orleans, LA (co-author).
"Time to Face FACs: How Fuel Adjustment Clauses Undermine Energy
Efficiency," in The Electricity Journal, October 1993.
"The Quantification and Verification of Energy Savings for Acid
Rain Compliance." American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Summer Study, September 1992 (co-author).
Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (E-GRID).
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1998, revised 1999, 2001, 2003.
Federal Tax Subsidies to Electric Utilities. EAF, 1985.
Federal Tax Policy and the Environment. EAF, 1985.
The Hidden Costs of Energy. Center for Renewable Resources, 1985
Electric Utility Phantom Taxes. EAF, 1983; Revised 1984, 1985.
Phantom Taxes Update. EAF, 1980.
Utility Experts List. EAF, 1980.
Small Hydro and Cogeneration: Making it Happen. EAF, 1979.
Nuclear Power and Electric Rates, EAF, 1978.
Utility Scoreboard: A Statistical Survey of the Nation's 100 Largest
Electric Companies. EAF, 1976.
Phantom Taxes in Your Electric Bill. EAF, 1975; Revised, 1976.
A Citizens' Position on Electric Rates. EAF, 1974.
Pollution Control Bonds and the Electric Utility Industry. EAF,
Articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, St.
Louis Post-Dispatch, and The Progressive.