FERC: Senate confirms Clements, Christie nominations

FERC noted that commissioners serve five-year, staggered terms

FERC on Nov. 30 said that the U.S. Senate has confirmed the nominations of Allison Clements and Mark Christie to join the commission, bringing it to its full, five-member complement of commissioners for the first time in almost two years.

The Nov. 30 confirmation came on a voice vote, FERC said.

Clements, who is a policy consultant for The Energy Foundation, was confirmed to a term that ends in 2024, while Christie, who is chairman of the Virginia State Corporation Commission, was confirmed to a term that ends in 2025, FERC said, noting that commissioners serve five-year, staggered terms.

FERC Chairman James Danly said in the statement, in part, that he looks “forward to working with them.”

FERC Commissioner Neil Chatterjee, in a Twitter post, congratulated the new commissioners and said that he is looking forward to working with both of them.

Similarly, Commissioner Richard Glick said on Twitter, in part, that he looks forward to working with the new commissioners and is “excited we are finally back to a full 5-member” commission.




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