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AEE Applauds President Biden's Appointment of Richard Glick as FERC Chairman

Posted by Monique Hanis on Jan 21, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 21, 2021 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) reacted to the news that President Biden appointed Richard Glick to be Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

"We are thrilled that President Biden has selected Richard Glick to be Chairman of FERC. Chairman Glick is an advanced energy champion who, in his time at the Commission, has worked tirelessly to put a focus on removing the barriers that prevent advanced energy technologies from competing on a level playing field in wholesale power markets," said Jeff Dennis, managing director and general counsel at AEE.

He understands the need to retool and expand competitive wholesale power markets to align them with state and federal clean energy and climate policies, ensuring that they serve as a platform for a zero-carbon advanced energy future. We also look forward to Chairman Glick's leadership in optimizing the transmission grid to deliver the cost-effective advanced energy resources that customers are demanding," said Dennis.     

Background Materials:

  • "Why Wholesale Markets are Important to an Advanced Energy Future," summary is here.
  • "FERC Opens the Door for DERs in Wholesale Markets. Now It’s Up to Grid Operators to Bring Them In," summary of FERC order 2222 is here.
  • "MOPR and More: Where the Minimum Offer Price Rule and Related Measures Stand Going Into 2021," summary is here.
  • Organized Wholesale Markets and Corporate Advanced Energy Procurement: How Competitive Markets Help Commercial and Industrial Buyers Meet Their Sustainability Goals, and How They Can Be Improved,” available here, describes the massive corporate and institutional market for renewable energy and energy efficiency, with eight case studies, and recommendations.
About Advanced Energy Economy
Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) is a national association of businesses that are making the energy we use secure, clean, and affordable. Advanced energy encompasses a broad range of products and services that constitute the best available technologies for meeting energy needs today and tomorrow. AEE’s mission is to transform public policy to enable rapid growth of advanced energy businesses. Engaged at the federal level and more than a dozen states around the country, AEE represents more than 100 companies in the $238 billion U.S. advanced energy industry, which employs 3.6 million U.S. workers. AEE's PowerSuite online platform allows users to track regulatory and legislative issues in state legislatures, U.S. Congress, state PUCs, RTOs/ISOs, and FERC. Sign up for a free trial at Follow us at @AEEnet.

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