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FERC Swears In Willie Phillips as Fifth and Decisive Commissioner

Dec. 3, 2021, 5:33 PM

Willie Phillips was sworn in Friday to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the commission announced.

Phillips, nominated by President Joe Biden this year, will give Democrats the majority on the commission for the first time since 2017. He will serve a five-year term that ends June 30, 2026.

  • He arrives as the commission weighs a range of contentious issues, including natural gas policy, electric market disputes and transmission planning overhauls.
  • Phillips, who previously served the former chairman of the D.C. Public Service Commission, garnered bipartisan support in Senate and widespread praise from industry and environmental groups.
  • At his confirmation ...

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