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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426



CHAIRRichard Glick

Mark C. Christie
Allison Clements
James Danly
Willie L. Phillips

Senior Staff

Senior Staff
Chief Administrative Law JudgeCarmen A. Cintron
General CounselMatthew Christiansen

Administrative LitigationJohn Kroeger
Electric ReliabilityDavid Ortiz, Acting
Energy Infrastructure SecurityJoseph H. McClelland
Energy Market RegulationJette Gebhart
Energy Policy and InnovationJignasa Gadani
Energy ProjectsTerry L. Turpin
Executive DirectorAnton C. Porter
External AffairsSarah Venuto

SecretaryKimberly D. Bose

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.

An organizational chart and brief descriptions of the main activities of each office are posted online.


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

Archived Records

The "Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States" indicates that FERC records have been assigned to record group 138.

Career Opportunities

The FERC relies on accountants and auditors, attorneys, economists, energy industry analysts, engineers, environmental biologists, human resources specialists, information technology specialists, management analysts, and other professionals to carry out its mission.

In 2020, the FERC ranked 3d among 25 midsize Government agencies in the Partnership for Public Service's Best Places To Work Agency Rankings.

Contact Information

Email addresses and phone and fax numbers are available on the "Key Contacts" web page.

Data Sources

The FERC posts sources of data on its website.

Document Classes Table

The FERC has a critical energy/electric infrastructure information (CEII) related document classes table on its website.

Federal Register

Significant documents and documents that the FERC recently published in the Federal Register are accessible online.

FERC Online

This electronic portal to dockets and documents provides an easy and efficient way to communicate and to do business with the FERC.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The FOIA gives a person the right to request public access to Federal agency records and information. The agency must release the records upon receiving a written FOIA request, except in cases that one of nine FOIA exemptions or one of three FOIA exclusions shields the records or parts of them from disclosure. | Email:

The FERC maintains an electronic reading room. Before submitting a formal FOIA request in writing, an information seeker should review the contents of the reading room to determine whether or not the information or record that they seek has been released in the public domain.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The FERC posts answers to FAQs.


The FERC maintains a glossary of terms that are frequently used on its website.

The FERC maintains a market assessments glossary.

The FERC maintains an online list of acronyms and initialisms.

News Releases

The FERC posts news releases and headlines.

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 seeing project correspondence to becoming an intervener and appealing FERC decisions in Federal court.

Request a Speaker

The FERC website has an electronic form on its "Speaker Request" web page.

Site Map

The website map allows visitors to look for specific topics or to browse content that aligns with their interests.

Social Media

The FERC has a Facebook account.

The FERC tweets announcements and other newsworthy items on Twitter.

The FERC posts videos on its YouTube channel.