American Water Set to Collaborate and Share Insights at 2017 NARUC Summer Policy Summit
VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation's largest publicly traded water and
wastewater utility company, announced today the company will play an
active role in the National Association of Regulatory Utility
Commissioners' (NARUC) Summer
Policy Summit from July 16 - 19, 2017, in San Diego. American
Water will have a strong presence at the conference with several expert
On July 17, President and Chief Executive Officer Susan Story will
participate in a panel entitled "Innovative Technologies across Utility
Sectors." This session will focus on how utilities are leveraging
innovative technologies to achieve better customer service, greater
resiliency, and efficiency. The panel will discuss innovative approaches
from the nuclear, water, solar, and energy angles.
Also that day, Rich Svindland, president, California American Water,
will participate in a panel on using desalination as a water source. He
will discuss the technology behind desalination as well as provide an
update on the progress of California American Water's Monterey Peninsula
On July 18, Zia Bukhari, a senior scientist with American Water, will
participate in a panel titled, "Beyond Lead: Emerging Contaminants and
Meeting Customer Expectations." This panel will examine the health risks
of microbial and chemical contamination and explore possible regulatory
and technological solutions.
Later that day, Jim Jenkins, vice president of Regulatory & Public
Policy, will participate in a panel regarding "Ratemaking and Cloud
Computing." The session will explore the treatment of cloud computing
service costs by regulators in the ratemaking process.
Each year in July, NARUC convenes a series of meetings that provide
in-depth analysis of policy issues that are relevant to state utility
regulators as well as stakeholder groups and federal regulators.
Formerly known as the Summer Committee Meetings, this event draws
national experts and policymakers to a forum that upholds the tenets of
serving the public interest: safe, reliable, and affordable service.
NARUC members are focused on learning and sharing best practices,
ensuring that the important role of state regulators is understood and
appreciated on the national stage, and advancing key resolutions that
will influence policy.
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and
most geographically diverse U.S. publicly-traded water and wastewater
utility company. The company employs more than 6,800 dedicated
professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water,
wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people
in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by
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Joseph Szafran, 856-309-4690
Source: American Water
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