The U.S. Senate on Nov. 16 unanimously confirmed D.C. Public Service Commission chairman Willie Phillips as a new member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Phillips’ confirmation brings FERC back to its full, five-member complement.
“I offer my sincere congratulations to D.C. Public Service chairman Willie Phillips on his Senate confirmation vote tonight,” FERC chairman Rich Glick said. “As I’ve said, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission functions best when it has a full complement of Commissioners. I very much look forward to welcoming Mr. Phillips to the Commission and working with him soon.”
Amy Andryszak, president and CEO of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), congratulated Phillips on his confirmation.
“INGAA congratulates Willie L. Phillips on his confirmation as FERC commissioner,” Andryszak said. “FERC works best when it employs a full complement of five commissioners to provide the regulatory certainty necessary for investment in America’s energy infrastructure, and so we thank President Biden for nominating Mr. Phillips and the Senate for confirming him to fill the current vacancy on the Commission.”
Andryszak went on to highlight the need for FERC in providing energy for the country.
“FERC plays a critical role in ensuring all Americans can obtain safe and reliable energy services at a reasonable cost,” Andryszak said. “Through its infrastructure permitting authority, the Commission’s work is also important to achieving our country’s climate and jobs goals. INGAA looks forward to continuing its work with FERC to develop our nation’s energy infrastructure and deliver natural gas to homes and businesses across the country.”Tags: FERC, INGAA