WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn today issued the following statement congratulating U.S. Senate Policy Advisor Neil Chatterjee and Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Commissioner Rob Powelson on their Senate confirmations for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
"EEI and America's electric companies commend the Senate for moving quickly to confirm the new commissioners and restore the voting quorum to FERC, which has a backlog of issues to consider. Both incoming Commissioners Chatterjee and Powelson bring a wealth of experience, and a strong commitment to public service to FERC.
"Incoming Commissioner Chatterjee has an extensive knowledge of the many important federal issues facing our industry and customers. Incoming Commissioner Powelson has an accomplished record of serving the people of Pennsylvania as a state commissioner and his fellow commissioners as president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.
"We congratulate both on their confirmations and look forward to working with them on the many critical issues impacting the electric power industry and its customers, including improving the functioning and price formation in wholesale markets, updating the transmission planning process, streamlining the siting and permitting process, developing predictability for the return on equity (ROE) in order to attract investment, and ensuring reliability and energy grid security."
EEI is the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. Our members provide electricity for 220 million Americans, and operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. As a whole, the electric power industry supports more than 7 million jobs in communities across the United States. In addition to our U.S. members, EEI has more than 60 international electric companies as International Members, and hundreds of industry suppliers and related organizations as Associate Members.
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