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Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia Richard E. Morgan Confirmation Resolution of 2003
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Chairman Linda W. Cropp at the request of the Mayor


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 2003".

Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the appointment of:

Richard E. Morgan
5902 32nd Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20015
(Ward 4)

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 30, 2007.

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 technologies.
  • 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 portfolio standards.
  • 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 examination.
  • 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 compliance option.
  • 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 options.

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 energy efficiency.

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 and energy.

  • 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 tax deferrals.

  • 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:

  • Direct research project on sales promotion by eight electric utilities. Testify regarding '' utility promotional practices before Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

  • Prepare and deliver speeches on environmental and consumer matters to numerous civic, educational and business organizations.
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 Improvement Agency.



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.

High School:

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, DC, 2000

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, PA, 1987.

NARUC Advanced Regulatory Studies Program, Williamsburg, VA, 1986.


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, 1989-1991.

Member, Board of Directors, Sun Day, 1978.

Member, Energy Demand Panel, U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, 1978.

Member, Electric Utilities Advisory Committee, Federal Energy Administration, 1975-1978.

Selected speeches and presentations:

American Public Power Association
Center for Clean Air Policy
Citizens Energy Conference
Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America (Canada/Mexico/U.S.)
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
Sierra Club
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.

Technical Papers:

"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 (co-author).
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, 1973.
Articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and The Progressive.

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