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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426


CHAIR Neil Chatterjee

Richard Glick

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission helps consumers obtain efficient, reliable, and sustainable energy services at fair and reasonable rates through regulatory and market means.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is an independent agency within the Department of Energy that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil. The Commission comprises five members whom the President appoints with the advice and consent of the Senate. FERC Commissioners serve 5-year terms and have an equal vote on regulatory matters. The President designates one member to serve as both the Commission's Chair and its administrative head.

Under the authority of the Federal Power, the Natural Gas, and the Interstate Commerce Acts, the FERC regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil. That authority also includes review of proposals to build interstate natural gas pipelines, natural gas storage facilities, and liquefied natural gas terminals, and licensing of nonfederal hydropower dams.

The FERC enforces regulatory requirements by imposing civil penalties and other means, monitors and investigates energy markets, and protects the reliability of the high voltage interstate transmission system through mandatory reliability standards.

Sources of Information

Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII)

The FERC protects energy facilities by restricting public access to CEII. An electronic CEII request form is available on the Commission's Web site.


Information on college recruitment and internship programs, reasons for pursuing career opportunities at the FERC, and a list of job vacancies are available online.

In 2019, the FERC ranked 1st among 25 midsize Government agencies in the Partnership for Public Service's Best Places To Work Agency Rankings!

FERC Online

FERC Online serves as a portal to documents and dockets and provides an easy and efficient way to communicate and do business with the Commission.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

An electronic FOIA request form is available on the Commission's Web site.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A topical list of FAQs is available on the Commission's Web site.


The FERC maintains a glossary and list of acronyms on its Web site.


The Commission posts headlines, news releases, photographs, and statements, as well as informational videos and podcasts, congressional testimony, speeches, and interviews.

Open Government

The FERC supports the principles of collaboration, participation, and transparency to expand the openness of the Federal Government.

Phone Book

The employee phone directory is available online in Portable Document Form (PDF).

Plain Language

The Commission is committed to the Plain Writing Act of 2010 and adheres to Federal plain language guidelines. Please let FERC editors and writers know if a document or section of the Web site is difficult to understand. | Email:

Public Participation

Citizens who may be affected by a proposed natural gas or hydroelectric project that the Commission regulates have certain rights. These rights range from being able to look at project correspondence to becoming an intervener and being able to appeal FERC decisions in Federal court.


An online form is available to initiate a request for a FERC representative to serve as a speaker at an organized event.

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