What to expect when you participate in a public hearing:
A PSC Public Utility Law Judge (PULJ) or Commissioner(s) will conduct the public hearing. The PULJ or Commissioner is seated at the front of the room when
the hearings are held in-person and will introduce the case and parties present. A court reporter will also be there to make a written record of the public
comments. Utility representatives and other parties will often be available to either explain the case or answer questions.
If you are there to provide testimony, you will most likely have to put your name on a sign-in sheet, and they will call your name when it is your turn. Once you provide your testimony, the panel may ask you follow-up questions or ask you to clarify something you have said. You are not able to ask them questions because the panel will decide the case and must remain neutral.
You are there to have your voice heard on a particular topic and voice any support or concern you may have.