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the national regulatory research institute
The National Regulatory Research Institute
  • Official research arm of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)
  • The regulatory resource center for state commissions
  • Established in 1976 at the Ohio State University
  • A Board of Directors primarily composed of state commissioners: They select NRRI projects
  • A Research Advisory Committee composed of state staff: They recommend projects to the Board
board of directors
W. Robert Keating

Chair, NRRI Board of Directors

Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Energy

Ronda Hartman Fergus

Commissioner, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

Karen L. ConnorPresident/CEO, Connor Communications, Inc

Steve FetterPresident, Regulation Unfettered

Charles D. Gray

Executive Director, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

Billy Jack Gregg

Director, Consumer Advocate Division, West Virginia Public Service Commission

Arnetta McRae

Chair, Delaware Public Service Commission

Marsha Smith

Commissioner, Idaho Public Utilities Commission

Todd Stewart, Ph.D.Director of Programs for International and Homeland Security, The Ohio State University

William A. Baeslack III, Ph.D Dean, College of Engineering The Ohio State University

Vivian Witkind-Davis, Ph.D

Interim Director, NRRI

Bob Anthony

Chair, Oklahoma Corporation Commission

David Coen

Commissioner, Vermont Public Service

James Kerr,III

Commissioner, North Carolina Utilities Commission

Daniel Slane

Founder, The Slane Company Ltd.

Jeanne Fox

President, New Jersey Board of Public Service

Philip Jones

Commissioner, Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission

John Norris

Chair, Iowa Utilities Board

Board of Directors
research advisory committee
Sue DevonChair, NRRI Research Advisory CommitteeMichigan Public Service Commission

Janet BuchananKansas Corporation Commission

Dr. Jeffrey Conopask

D.C. Public Service Commission

Nicolas Garcia

Washington UTC

Victoria Galsterer

New York Public Service Commission

Sharon Mann

Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control

Christine Nizer

Maryland Public Service Commission

Laura Doll

California Public Utilities Commission

Matthew Rowell

Arizona Corporation Commission

Robert Norcross

Wisconsin Public Service Commission

John Ridgeway

Iowa Utilities Board

Beth O’Donnell

Kentucky Public Service Commission

Research Advisory Committee
nrri products and services
NRRI Products and Services
  • For NARUC, we provide:
    • Objective, multi-disciplinary research and analysis
    • Information, often through surveys of the states
    • Training, facilitation and support of strategic planning and organizational change
  • We also provide customized research and service to state commissions and others under contract
examples of nrri projects
Examples of NRRI Projects
  • State universal service funds
  • Regulatory issues for carbon sequestration
  • Revenue decoupling for gas companies
  • Programs for low-income water consumers (forthcoming)
  • Electronic Library
  • Blue Pages
what is the nrri regulatory resource center
What is the NRRI Regulatory Resource Center?

A gateway to regulatory information of importance to state public utility commissions and the larger regulatory community

the regulatory resource center
The Regulatory Resource Center
  • People: Ask the NRRI Expert

Quick responses to state commission questions

  • Information
    • Electronic Library

Contains almost 1,000 documents on telecommunications, electricity, natural gas, water/wastewater, consumer affairs & multi-industry topics

    • Blue Pages

Commission statistics, rules and procedures

attributes of the nrri library
Attributes of the NRRI Library
  • Tailored collaboration with users – targeted to state public utility commissions
  • Open access for all stakeholders of the regulatory community
  • Accessible from the Internet
  • Expandableto accommodate large volume of information and many users
  • Copyright protection
the nrri electronic library
The NRRI Electronic Library

NRRI’s Electronic Library is located at:

join the library to get updates
Join the Library to Get Updates

You can register to use the Library

from the homepage by clicking on

“My Library”

expanding the library
Expanding the Library
  • We need your input
    • State documents you would like us to collect
    • Useful collections to develop (e.g. universal service, VoIP, QoS, etc.)
  • We need your support
    • Getting copyright permission to add your commission’s documents
30 th anniversary of the nrri
  • Celebrationsinclude
    • Journal of Applied Regulation (JAR) special edition
    • Panel discussion at NARUC annual convention this coming November
    • Event next spring in conjunction with The Ohio State University, The Glenn School of Public Affairs and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
contact us
Contact Us
  • (614) 292-9007