COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Solutions Officer Philip D. Moeller was presented with the Financial Research Institute's (FRI's) prestigious Crystal Award for Distinguished Contribution for regulatory policy.
FRI, which is housed within the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business at the University of Missouri, presents the Crystal Award annually to an individual who makes outstanding and sustained contributions to the design, implementation, or analysis of public utility regulatory policy. By recognizing notable achievement from across the regulated electric power industry, the award helps further FRI's mission of fostering comprehensive examination of sound regulatory policy.
"FRI is very pleased to present Phil Moeller with its annual Crystal Award for Distinguished Contribution," said FRI Executive Director Dr. Stephen Ferris. "Phil epitomizes the power of the listener, the thinker, and the doer in public utility regulatory policy."
The award was presented to Moeller during the 2016 FRI symposium, held at the University of Missouri's Columbia campus.
As senior vice president of energy delivery and chief customer solutions officer, Moeller works with EEI member companies and other stakeholders to develop and promote sound policies that help ensure the delivery of safe, reliable, affordable, and clean energy to more than 220 million Americans. Prior to joining EEI in February 2016, Moeller served as a commissioner on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), ending his tenure as the second-longest serving member of FERC. In office from 2006 through 2015, Moeller ended his service as the only Senate-confirmed member of the federal government appointed by both President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama.
"We congratulate Phil for this tremendous honor, which reflects his many years of service and work on critically important regulatory policy issues," said EEI President Tom Kuhn. "Throughout his career, Phil has worked to help provide customers with the reliable and affordable electricity that they count on to power their lives. He is truly a worthy recipient of the Crystal Award."
FRI, through its Public Utilities Division, serves as a neutral environment for the comprehensive examination of sound regulatory policy. FRI provides interactive forums for customers, regulators, industry stakeholders, and educators to facilitate innovation, understanding, and education in public utility policy issues.
To learn more about FRI, please visit its website.
EEI is the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. Our members provide electricity for 220 million Americans, operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and directly and indirectly support more than 1 million jobs. EEI has more than 70 international electric companies as International Members, and 270 industry suppliers and related organizations as Associate Members.
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SOURCE Edison Electric Institute