Senate Fills FERC Positions, A Positive for Energy Infrastructure

Hat tip to the U.S. Senate for confirming Mark Christie and Allison Clements to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) this week, bringing the commission to its full five member panel for the first time in almost two years.

Mark Christie, a Republican, was previously chairman of the Virginia State Corporation Commission and served as the President of the Mid-Atlantic Conference of State Utility Regulators.

Allison Clements, a Democrat, is founder of Goodgrid, an energy policy and strategy consulting firm, after spending two years as the director of energy markets at the Energy Foundation.

FERC wears a number of hats pertinent to energy, its markets, infrastructure involved in ensuring the America’s network of production, processing, and deployment of energy resources is secure and improving.

A key FERC responsibility is the review and approval of infrastructure projects like export terminals and more. It is encouraging to have a full commission available to attend to the needs of America’s energy infrastructure as the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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