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E&E News: Meet the Staffers Powering FERC's 2 New Commissioners

Posted by Arianna Skibell on Jan 25, 2021

E&E News profiled the staffers powering the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s two newest commissioners, quoting AEE’s Jeff Dennis. Read excerpts below and the full piece here (sub req).

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's two newest members have tapped a range of advisers — including agency veterans and a few fresh faces — to help steer their work during the Biden administration.

FERC Commissioners Allison Clements, a Democrat, and Mark Christie, a Republican, who were confirmed by the Senate late last year, announced their top staff picks last Tuesday at the independent energy agency's monthly meeting.

"Advisers are the ones commissioners turn to for confidential guidance on everything that crosses their desk, from draft orders and rulemakings, to recommendations on enforcement actions, to constructing speeches and positions on broader energy policy matters," said former FERC staffer Jeff Dennis, now a managing director and general counsel at Advanced Energy Economy

"Both Commissioner Christie and Commissioner Clements have done a great job of pulling together a staff team with broad and deep experience in a range of FERC matters, both inside and outside of the building," said Dennis. "This will allow them to get a range of views before making decisions and allow them to more quickly learn how to navigate internal processes, all of which is critical to their success..."

Read the full story here (sub req). 

Topics: AEE In The News