- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has nominated a deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to serve as the third commissioner on the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.

Katie Dykes of West Hartford has served at DEEP since March 2012. She has worked on state energy policy, with a focus on bringing cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy to Connecticut.

Dykes is also the chairwoman of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative’s board of directors. Additionally, she represents Malloy, a Democrat, on the Board of Managers of the New England States Committee on Electricity.

A graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, Dykes previously served as deputy general counsel with the White House Council on Environmental Quality and legal adviser to the U.S. Department of Energy general counsel.

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