There must be an explanation for the argument that the Public Utilities Board (PUB) is the best agency for an inquiry into the recent failings of the public electrical system.
It must be obvious, but I can’t get past the fact that the PUB is a participant in the decision-making process. In particular, the PUB approved the maintenance activity that made the Hardwoods facility unavailable during the recent incidents.
Call me a skeptic, but I don’t believe that the PUB would fairly judge the other parties, who merely execute those actions approved by the PUB.
The board is a crucial component of the system and must be held to account along with the other agencies who make up the system.