Maintaining steady leadership at FERC is important to helping guide nation through energy transition
WASHINGTON, May 20, 2022 – Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded the announcement from President Joe Biden that he is renominating Chair Richard Glick to a seat on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
“At a critical moment in our nation’s clean energy transition, when emergence from a pandemic, global conflict, and extreme weather events are all dramatically impacting energy costs and resource availability, Chair Glick has provided steady leadership at FERC,” said Jeff Dennis, AEE General Counsel and Managing Director. “Chair Glick has appropriately emphasized improving wholesale market competition, eliminating barriers to entry facing new energy technologies, and strengthening the electric grid, all of which are essential to ensuring a reliable and least cost transition to an economy built on advanced energy technologies.”
Recently, FERC and Chair Glick initiated a critical planning process to reform the way transmission lines are built in the U.S., which will be essential to a clean energy transition and to the electrification of transportation and other economic sectors. Earlier this month, Chair Glick joined AEE as the keynote speaker for a webinar about how to get transmission built for an advanced energy economy.
“Chair Glick understands we need to better prepare the transmission grid to deliver the cost-effective advanced energy resources that states and customers are demanding,” added Dennis, who moderated the May 3 webinar. “Glick’s continued leadership at FERC will also position the agency to improve the way distributed energy resources are utilized to power the grid of the future and meet changing customer needs.”
- Press Release: AEE’s statement on FERC transmission planning announcement; April, 2022
- Blog: Transmission Buildout Requires State as Well as Federal Engagement; March, 2022
- Report: FERC Order No. 2222 Implementation: Preparing the Distribution System for DER Participation in Wholesale Markets; January, 2022
- Report: FERC Order No. 2222 and the Use Cases It Can Unlock; June, 2021