Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Hosts Roundtable

Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the agency that oversees wholesale electric transactions and interstate electric transmission and gas transportation in the United States, visited the NYSE to host a roundtable with executives of NYSE-listed companies and discuss the state of the electric transmission grid and the Commission’s new rule that will support expansion of the grid in an effective, cost-efficient manner. In honor of the occasion, Chairman Wellinghoff rang The Closing BellSM.

Jon Wellinghoff

Jon Wellinghoff was named Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the agency that oversees wholesale electric transactions and interstate electric transmission and gas transportation in the United States, by President Barack Obama on March 19, 2009. A member of the Commission since 2006, the U.S. Senate reconfirmed him to a full, five-year FERC term in December 2007.

Chairman Wellinghoff is an energy law specialist with more than 34 years experience in the field. Before joining FERC, he was in private practice focusing exclusively on client matters related to renewable energy, energy efficiency and distributed generation. While in the private sector, Chairman Wellinghoff represented an array of clients from federal agencies, renewable developers, and large consumers of power to energy efficient product manufacturers and clean energy advocacy organizations.

Link to full bio: http://www.ferc.gov/about/com-mem/wellinghoff/wellinghoff-bio.asp