FERC Commissioner McNamee Says He Intends To Serve For The Foreseeable Future

June 19, 2020

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
Posted June 19, 2020

Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Bernard McNamee on June 18 said that he intends to continue serving as a Commissioner for the foreseeable future.

He made his remarks at FERC’s monthly open meeting.

In January, McNamee announced that he would not seek another term at the Commission but said he would stay longer at the agency if needed. McNamee’s current term expires at the end of this month.

He is permitted to remain a Commissioner until a successor is confirmed or the end of the current Congress.

The U.S. Senate in December 2018 confirmed McNamee to join FERC as a Commissioner. McNamee, a Republican, previously served in several high-level positions at the U.S. Department of Energy, as well as at McGuireWoods LLP and the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

McNamee filled the seat on the Commission vacated by Robert Powelson, a Republican, who left the Commission to become President and CEO of the National Association of Water Companies.