The Idaho PUC has seen the turnover of two of its three commissioners announced in the span of a few weeks.

Longtime commission President Paul Kjellander retired at the end of 2021 after serving for 19 years on the PUC over two separate tours. Commissioner Eric Anderson late last year was elected by the IPUC to replace Kjellander.

Commissioner Kris Raper will also be leaving to join WECC as VP of external affairs effective Jan. 22, the council announced Jan. 10. She was appointed to the IPUC in 2015 to a six-year term, and had been reappointed to another in 2021.

The three-member commission requires a quorum to conduct business, and that has been maintained since Kjellander left. Idaho Gov. Brad Little intends to name replacements soon and at the same time, his office told Clearing Up, but declined to say who the new commissioners would be.

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