VANCOUVER — David Morton, chair and CEO of the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC), has been appointed as vice-chair of the International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER).
Morton joins a team of distinguished regulatory leaders from around the world, including ICER chair David Danner, chair of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission and fellow vice-chair Annegret Groebel, president of the Council of European Energy Regulators.
In his role as vice-chair of ICER, Morton will work closely with Danner and Groebel in proposing a steering committee, as well as developing a three-year work plan for the organization including program content for the World Forum on Energy Regulation, taking place in 2022.
Morton’s appointment provides British Columbia and Canada with an opportunity to share its learnings with regulators from around the world and, in turn, to learn from other jurisdictions on how best to serve utility ratepayers, a release reads.
ICER is a voluntary framework for co-operation between energy regulators from around the globe that aims to improve public and policymaker awareness and understanding of energy regulation and its role in addressing a wide spectrum of socio-economic, environmental and market issues. The confederation aspires to exchange information and best practices in the regulation field and to contribute to the evolution towards a sustainable planet, the release adds.
In addition to his role with ICER, Morton is an executive member of Canada’s Energy and Utility Regulators and chair of its International Relations Committee. Morton is also the co-vice chair of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissions Committee on International Relations.