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News Release: June 22, 2010 Print this page

Senate confirms FERC Nominees Moeller, LaFleur

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Philip Moeller and Cheryl LaFleur to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff said, "We are grateful for these Senate confirmations. Commissioner Moeller will be able to continue his important work here at FERC for a new full term, and we will be joined by Cheryl LaFleur, who brings to the Commission experience in energy policy and operations."

"I am grateful to the members of the U.S. Senate and to the President for their support to serve another term on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission," Commissioner Moeller said. "I am honored to serve on FERC at a time when implementing energy policy is of such critical importance to our nation's future."

"I am honored and excited to be joining the Commission at a time when our nation is facing critical energy challenges and opportunities," LaFleur said. "I would like to thank President Obama for nominating me, and Senator Reid, Chairman Bingaman, Senator Murkowski, and all the members of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources for their support. I look forward to working with them, with my new FERC colleagues and with other federal and state officials from all regions of the country."

Biography of Philip Moeller
Commissioner Moeller has been confirmed to a second term as a member of FERC. He joined the Commission in July 2006, and his new term expires in 2015. Commissioner Moeller's energy policy experience is broad: he served as an energy policy advisor to U.S. Senator Slade Gorton (R-Washington) where he worked on electricity policy, electric system reliability, hydropower, energy efficiency, nuclear waste, energy and water appropriations and other energy legislation. He also was Staff Coordinator for the Washington State Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications, where he was responsible for a wide range of policy areas that included energy, telecommunications, conservation, water, and nuclear waste. Prior to his term at FERC, Commissioner Moeller headed the Washington, D.C., office of Alliant Energy Corporation, and also worked in the Washington office of Calpine Corporation.

Biography of Cheryl LaFleur
Cheryl LaFleur is a new member of the Commission; her term ends in 2014. She has more than 20 years experience as a leader in the electric and natural gas industry. She retired in 2007 as executive vice president and acting CEO of National Grid USA, responsible for the delivery of electricity to 3.4 million customers in the Northeast. Her previous positions at National Grid and its predecessor New England Electric System included COO, president of New England distribution and general counsel. She helped lead the company through the deregulation of energy supply, the transition to performance-based ratemaking, and several mergers. She was also responsible for leading award-winning conservation and demand response programs for customers. She practiced law in Boston earlier in her career, and has been a community and nonprofit leader.


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