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Lisa Polak Edgar

Associate in Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law; Senior Fellow with the University of Florida Public Utility Research Center

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Biography

Lisa Polak Edgar is an Associate in Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and a Senior Fellow with the University of Florida Public Utility Research Center (PURC).

She is past President of the National Association of Regulatory Commissioners (NARUC). She served three terms on the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) (2005-2016), serving as Chairman (2006-2007) and Senior Commissioner (2007-2016).

As NARUC President and Florida Utility Regulatory Commissioner, she focused on a number of important regulatory law and policy issues, including hurricane preparedness, response, and cost recovery; fuel diversity, conservation, and energy efficiency; fair and affordable rates for consumers; convergence of energy, water, and communications services; federal clean power plan and state responses; natural gas pipeline safety; executive management and leadership; and more.

Lisa has served as a member of many professional Boards and Committees, including the Florida Energy Commission, FCC Joint Board for Universal Service, NARUC Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Advisory Committee, among others, and has worked closely with many state and federal agencies. She has testified and presented before U.S. Congressional Committees, the Florida Legislature, FERC, EPA, DOE, DOI, ECOS, CAMPUT, CEER, ERRA, the World Forum on Energy Regulation, and many trade associations and interest groups.

Prior to serving on the FPSC, she served as Deputy Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), Chief Environmental Policy Analyst in the Florida Governor’s Office, Senior Environmental Cabinet Aide for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), and Staff Attorney for the Florida Senate Regulated Industries Committee. Lisa received her B.S. and J.D. degrees from Florida State University and is a member of The Florida Bar.

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