Dave Armstrong, Louisville, Kentucky, Chair Public Services Commission talks about how smart grid technology is taking the state by storm. In fact, they are helping one of several large manufacturers like General Electric to save cost in operations. Just about every utility company in America has either beta test smart grid technology or is using it to reduce operation costs. NJ reversed its very rejection to smart grid, but after NARUC members held conferences and education workshops and hearings the NJ Commission changed its mind and now endorse it. Smart Grid Tech is a 0 billion industry
David L. Armstrong
Chairman, Kentucky Public Service Commission
Governor Steve Beshear appointed David L. Armstrong Chairman of the Kentucky Public Service Commission on June 3, 2008, and reappointed him to a second term on July 8, 2011. His term ends on June 30, 2015.
Prior to joining the PSC, Chairman Armstrong was of counsel to the law firm Greenebaum Doll & McDonald in Louisville.
Chairman Armstrong has had a lengthy career in government, beginning as Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 30th Judicial District from 1976 to 1983. He served as mayor of Louisville from 1999 to 2003, Jefferson County Judge-Executive from 1989 to 1999 and Kentucky Attorney General from 1983 to 1988. Chairman Armstrong has also been a prosecutor and juvenile court judge and taught urban planning at the University of Louisville.
Chairman Armstrong is a member of the Louisville and Kentucky bar associations and the Society of Attorneys General Emeritus. He is admitted to the practice of law in Kentucky and before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Chairman Armstrong is a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, is chairman of its international relations committee and serves on its electricity committee, the subcommittee on clean coal and carbon sequestration and the subcommittee on nuclear issues-waste disposal. He is second vice president of the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and president of the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissions.
Chairman Armstrong serves on the Research Advisory Committee of the National Regulatory Research Institute and served on the advisory committee to the Midwest Independent System Operator, a regional transmission organization, and the advisory council for the Center for Public Utilities at New Mexico State University.
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