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    Public Message from Chairman Neil Chatterjee

    FERC is taking a number of steps to protect the health and safety of our employees and the public, and to help mitigate or slow the transmission of the coronavirus within our communities. We are committed to doing our part to flatten the curve of the Novel Coronavirus disease.

    During this challenging time, the health and safety of the American people and the continued reliability of the nation’s energy sector are of crucial importance. The energy industry has taken steps to protect the health and safety of its employees and the public, and to help mitigate or slow the transmission of the coronavirus within their communities. I also have directed that the Commission take steps to protect its staff and the public while ensuring continuity of operations.

    All Commissioners and senior agency leaders are in close contact. We, along with the Commission’s workforce, are committed to continuing to carry out our important work and fulfilling our statutory obligations as seamlessly as possible during this time.


    Coronavirus Liaison

    Chairman Chatterjee has named Caroline Wozniak as the Commission’s point of contact for all industry inquiries related to impacts of the Novel Coronavirus on their FERC-jurisdictional activities.

    In consultation with the Commission’s senior staff, Wozniak has formed a team of 14 technical staff representing each of the Commission’s 12 program offices. They will work with the appropriate staff at the Commission to promptly and effectively respond to all industry inquiries and to inform the Chairman of industry’s needs during this time.

    Wozniak is Senior Policy Advisor in FERC’s Office of Energy Market Regulation and plays a leadership role in matters involving energy markets, tariffs and rates relating to electric, natural gas and oil pipeline facilities and services. Prior to assuming that role, she served as an advisor to former Chairman Norman C. Bay from 2015 to 2016. She joined FERC in 2008 as an analyst in the Office of Energy Policy and Innovation.

    Industry stakeholders in need of information may contact the Liaison’s team at PandemicLiaison@ferc.gov.

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      Readout from FERC COVID-19 Pandemic conference call with NASUCA | Readout


    April 7, 2020
      FERC, NARUC Support Utility Industry’s Needs for Credit Financing News Release


    April 2, 2020
      Coronavirus Update: FERC Acts to Prioritize Reliability, Provide Regulatory Relief News Release

      Coronavirus Update: FERC Acts to Help Regulated Entities Manage Compliance News Release


    March 27, 2020
      Readout from FERC COVID-19 Pandemic conference call with NARUC, NASEO and National Governors Association Readout


    March 26, 2020
      FERC, NARUC Join Efforts to Help Ensure Essential Services During Pandemic News Release


    March 19, 2020
      Coronavirus Update: FERC Announces Point of Contact on Pandemic Response News Release


    March 18, 2020
      FERC, NERC Provide Industry Guidance to Ensure Grid Reliability Amid Potential Coronavirus Impacts News Release