Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has a full board

Last two board positions confirmed by Senate, the first time in two years there has been a complete board.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has a full board - News



In early November, the Senate confirmed Republican Kevin McIntyre and Democrat Richard Glick to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Both were installed on unanimous voice votes, with McIntyre taking over as chairman from interim Chair, Neil Chatterjee.

FERC is a governmental agency tasked with permitting energy projects such as pipelines and export terminals. A current proposal from Energy Secretary Rick Perry on revising the payment system for the electricity sector to help coal and nuclear plants is under consideration.

The Board had been down 4 people until Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson were installed in August. The current board is made up of:

  • Commissioner Cheryl A. LaFleur - nominated by President Barack Obama in 2010 and confirmed for a second term in 2014, LaFleur’s priorities have included reliability and grid security, promoting regional transmission planning, and supporting a clean and diverse power supply. Prior to joining the Commission she has been a leader in the electric and natural gas industry for over 20 years.
  • Commissioner Neil Chatterjee – nominated by President Donald Trump in May, 2017, Chatterjee was installed in August and has been acting as Chairman. Previously, he was energy policy advisor to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
  • Commissioner Robert F. Powelson - nominated by President Donald Trump in May 2017, and installed in August, Powelson came to FERC from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, where he served since June 2008, and led as Chairman for 4 years.
  • Commissioner Kevin McIntyre – nominated by President Donald Trump, McIntyre leads the energy practice at Jones Day. He will take over the chair position from Commissioner Chatterjee.
  • Commissioner Richard Glick – nominated by President Donald Trump in June, he is serving as the Democratic General Counsel for the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resource.

Additional information on FERC can be found at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission webpage.