FERC's Mission: Assist consumers in obtaining reliable, safe, secure, and economically efficient energy services at a reasonable cost through appropriate regulatory and market means, and collaborative efforts.

Learn more about FERC and our mission of ensuring reliable, safe, secure, and economically efficient energy for consumers at a reasonable cost.

What is FERC?

Guiding Principles

  • Organizational Excellence: The Commission strives to use its resources efficiently and effectively to achieve its strategic priorities.
  • Due Process and Transparency: Paramount in all of its proceedings is the Commission's determination to be open and fair to all participants.
  • Regulatory Certainty: In each of the thousands of orders, opinions, and reports issued by the Commission each year, the Commission strives to provide regulatory certainty through consistent approaches and actions.
  • Stakeholder Involvement: The Commission conducts regular outreach to ensure that interested parties have an appropriate opportunity to contribute to the performance of the Commission's responsibilities.
  • Timeliness: The Commission's goal is to reach an appropriate resolution of each proceeding in an expeditious manner.

What FERC Does

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of natural gas, oil, and electricity. FERC also regulates natural gas and hydropower projects. 
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Strategic Documents


Addresses for Non-Electronic Filings and Submissions


Hand-delivered filings and submissions (including courier-delivered, such as by Federal Express and UPS, for example) must be delivered to the Commission’s off-site security screening facility: Office of the Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

Filings or Submissions using United States Postal Service:

Filings or submissions mailed using the US Postal Service must be addressed to: Office of the Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426.

This page was last updated on April 13, 2023

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