April 23, 2019
Today, Governor Steve Sisolak announced the appointment of Hayley Williamson of Stateline to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN). Williamson’s first day on the commission will be April 29, 2019.
“With over ten years of experience in public utility law, Hayley is a superb choice to join the Public Utilities Commission,” Governor Sisolak said. “As the PUCN charts a new course toward our state’s bold renewable energy goals, Hayley’s expertise will be invaluable and I’m thrilled to bring her on board.”
Hayley Williamson brings over a decade of experience specializing in utility law. Williamson has worked for the PUCN since 2013 and currently serves as its senior assistant general counsel, having also served as acting general counsel. During her time with the PUCN, Williamson has successfully represented the agency in the Nevada Supreme Court and at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Williamson was also instrumental in drafting the PUCN’s comments on the Clean Energy Plan. Prior to working at the PUCN, Williamson taught environmental law and environmental science at the University of Wisconsin and at Sierra Nevada College.
Williamson graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point, where she earned her B.A., and magna cum laude from Vermont Law School, where she earned her J.D. At Vermont Law School, Williamson was an editor of the Vermont Law Review. She also holds a Master of Philosophy degree from the University of Cambridge, where she wrote her Master’s thesis on renewable energy and land use issues on the West Coast.
Williamson was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin and lives in Stateline, Nevada with her husband and son.