Hearing Set to Consider Pending FERC Nominations

By Renée Lani posted 09-10-2020 11:20 AM

This week, the hearing to consider the nominations of Mark Christie, a Republican, and Allison Clements, a Democrat, as commissioners for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) was announced. The Senate hearing will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. EDT and will be available to watch online.

Earlier this summer, the President announced the nominations of both Christie and Clements as FERC commissioners. If confirmed, they would round out FERC’s composition with three Republican and two Democrat members. Christie is currently the Chairman of the Virginia State Corporation Commission and is one of the nation’s longest-serving state utility regulators, having served for 16 years. Clements currently serves as the founder and president of Goodgrid, LLC, an energy policy and strategy consulting firm, and previously worked for a decade at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

More information regarding the hearing is available here. APGA staff will monitor the hearing and will keep members aware of any updates. For questions on this article or APGA’s engagement with FERC, please contact Renée Lani of APGA staff by phone at 202-464-0836 or by email at rlani@apga.org.