About FERC Office of Energy Projects
What We Do
The mission of the Office of Energy Projects is to foster economic and environmental benefits for the nation through the approval and oversight of hydroelectric and natural gas pipeline energy projects that are in the public interest. OEP is led by Terry Turpin, Director and John Wood, Acting Deputy Director.
OEP has the engineering and environmental expertise to certificate new gas pipeline projects and to authorize and monitor hydroelectric projects. It focuses on:
- Project siting and development;
- Balancing environmental and other concerns;
- Ensuring compliance; and
- Safeguarding the public.