Joshua Epel

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Joshua Epel
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Colorado Public Utilities Commission
In office
April 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 2019
Years in position 4
Chair, Colorado Public Utilities Commission
Base salary$114,948
Elections and appointments
Appointed byGovernor John Hickenlooper (D)
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sWilliam James College
J.D.Franklin Pierce Law Center, New Hampshire
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Joshua Epel is a member of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC), the state body charged with regulating the state's utility companies. He was first appointed as chairman of the PUC by Governor John Hickenlooper (D) in April 2011.[1] In December 2014, he was appointed to a second term ending in January 2019.[2]


Before joining the PUC, Epel was assistant general counsel at DCP Midstream, overseeing environmental, public health and safety matters. He was appointed to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, serving as chair. He has also worked at Gablehouse and Epel, served as the acting special attorney general to the Colorado Department of Transportation, environmental counsel for several Colorado municipalities and represented the state as a member of the Regional Air Quality Council and the Grand Canyon visibility Transport Commission.[1]


Epel holds a bachelor's degree from William James College and his J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center in New Hampshire.[1]

Political career

Colorado Public Utilities Commission (2011-present)

Epel has served as a member of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission since 2011. His current term ends in January 2019.



Epel was appointed Chairman of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission in 2011 by Gov. John Hickenlooper (D). His four-year term expires in January 2019.

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