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AEE Supports Chatterjee Nomination to FERC

Posted by Advanced Energy Economy on May 24, 2017

Statement of Advanced Energy Economy in Support of Neil Chatterjee’s Nomination to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Washington, D.C., May 24, 2017 — Tomorrow, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing to consider the nominations of Neil Chatterjee and Rob Powelson to serve as commissioners of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). AEE’s VP of Federal Affairs, Arvin Ganesan, released the statement below in support of Neil Chatterjee’s nomination. AEE also has a long-standing relationship with Mr. Powelson, in his roles as commissioner of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, but he was unable to meet with AEE, which is necessary for a formal endorsement, prior to tomorrow’s confirmation hearing.

“Advanced Energy Economy strongly supports the nomination of Neil Chatterjee to serve as a Commissioner at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. AEE is committed to an energy system that encourages innovation and allows all technologies to compete fairly in wholesale markets while also respecting the right of states to set policy goals of their own. We believe that market rules should not lock in old technologies at the expense of newer ones that can do more for less. Mr. Chatterjee shares our fundamental belief that markets thrive when there is true competition on the basis of all the attributes various technologies have to offer, and in order to achieve this, we must ensure that barriers to competition are broken down. We look forward to working with Mr. Chatterjee and other commissioners of FERC to accomplish this goal.”

Background Materials: 

Why Advanced Energy Should Be Part of President Trump's 'America Fiirst Energy Plan'

AEE Urges FERC to Make Wholesale Electricity Markets More Competitive: Statement here. Filed comments here.

FERC Agrees with AEE: Let All Advanced Energy Technologies Compete in Regional Power Markets

A FERC challenge: Opening up Electricity Markets to Advanced Energy Technologies 

Advanced Energy Can Improve Reliability - If It’s Allowed to Compete

How Grid Governance Stands in the Way of Advanced Energy Progress

AEE and R Street Institute Say to Congress: Improving Competitive Power Markets Can Lower Costs and Take Advantage of Advanced Energy Benefits

Advanced Energy Economy Applauds FERC Inquiry on Barriers to Energy Storage, Calls for Electricity Market Participation of All Advanced Energy Technologies

Comments to FERC on Technology-Neutral Competition in Transmission Development  

About Advanced Energy Economy
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