Among the numerous appointments that the Senate approved this week, lawmakers approved the nomination of John Rhodes as a commissioner of the PSC.  The Governor has said the he plans to designate Mr. Rhodes to serve as the Chair of the PSC.  Rhodes previously served as the CEO of NYSERDA.

The Senate also confirmed the nominations of former state Senator James Alesi and Philip Wilcox, a union official, to serve on the PSC, and extended the term of current PSC commissioner Diane Burman for another six-year term.