On Tuesday, Governor Janet Mills swore in Patrick Scully as Commissioner of the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) following his unanimous confirmation vote by the Maine State Senate.

Scully, 64, is the former CEO of Bernstein Shur and is one of Maine’s most knowledgeable attorneys in municipal, energy and utility regulations, with significant experience in the state’s burgeoning renewable energy sector, issues facing Maine ratepayers, and the important regulatory responsibilities of the PUC. He holds degrees from Dartmouth College in biology and environmental studies and a law degree from the University of Maine School of Law. Scully lives in Naples with his wife, Tory Ryden.

The Maine Public Utilities Commission regulates electric, natural gas, water and telecommunications utilities to ensure Maine consumers have safe, adequate and reliable services and rates that are just and reasonable for consumers and utilities.

The PUC’s three full-time Commissioners serve staggered terms of 6 years and make all final Commission decisions by public vote or action of the majority.

This is Governor Mills’ second appointment to the PUC. In May 2019, she nominated Phil Bartlett, former Chair of the Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee, to serve as Chair of the PUC, who was also confirmed by the Senate.

Scully replaces former PUC member R. Bruce Williamson, whose term ended in March.

Megan Diver

Megan has worked in Maine politics for more than ten years and all of her professional career, having served in many roles for elected officials (including former Secretary of State Charlie Summers), in-house with the Maine Association of REALTORS®, legislative specialist at Pierce Atwood LLP providing lobbying services and support to Pierce Atwood’s government relations clients and most recently senior government relations specialist at the Maine State Chamber of Commerce. Megan currently is the Vice President at the Maine Energy Marketers Association, utilizing her vast knowledge and legislative experience at the State House to represent MEMA on policies relating to the Association and its members.