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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426

202-502-8004
http://www.ferc.gov

CHAIRJames Danly

COMMISSIONERSNeil Chatterjee
Richard Glick
(vacancy)
(vacancy)
https://www.ferc.gov/about/commission-members

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission helps consumers obtain efficient, reliable, and sustainable energy services at fair and reasonable rates through regulatory and market means.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is an independent agency within the Department of Energy that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil. The Commission comprises five members whom the President appoints with the advice and consent of the Senate. FERC Commissioners serve 5-year terms and have an equal vote on regulatory matters. The President designates one member to serve as both the Commission's Chair and its administrative head.

Under the authority of the Federal Power, the Natural Gas, and the Interstate Commerce Acts, the FERC regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil. That authority also includes review of proposals to build interstate natural gas pipelines, natural gas storage facilities, and liquefied natural gas terminals, and licensing of nonfederal hydropower dams.

The FERC enforces regulatory requirements by imposing civil penalties and other means, monitors and investigates energy markets, and protects the reliability of the high voltage interstate transmission system through mandatory reliability standards.

http://www.ferc.gov/about/ferc-does.asp

Sources of Information

Archived Records

The "Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States" indicates that FERC records have been assigned to record group 138.

https://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/138.html

Career Opportunities

The FERC relies on accountants and auditors, attorneys, economists, energy industry analysts, engineers, environmental biologists, human resources specialists, information technology specialists, management analysts, and other professionals to carry out its mission.

https://www.ferc.gov/about/careers

In 2019, the FERC ranked 1st among 25 midsize Government agencies in the Partnership for Public Service's Best Places To Work Agency Rankings!

http://bestplacestowork.org/rankings/detail/DR00

Contact Information

Email addresses and phone and fax numbers are available on the "Key Contacts" web page.

https://www.ferc.gov/about/contact-us/key-contacts

Data Sources

The FERC posts sources of data on its website.

https://www.ferc.gov/industries-data/resources/data-sources

Document Classes Table

The FERC has a critical energy/electric infrastructure information (CEII) related document classes table on its website.

https://www.ferc.gov/enforcement-legal/ceii/related-document-classes

Federal Register

Significant documents and documents that the FERC recently published in the Federal Register are accessible online.

https://www.federalregister.gov/agencies/federal-energy-regulatory-commission

FERC Online

This electronic portal to dockets and documents provides an easy and efficient way to communicate and to do business with the FERC.

https://www.ferc.gov/ferc-online/overview

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The FOIA gives a person the right to request public access to Federal agency records and information. The agency must release the records upon receiving a written FOIA request, except in cases that one of nine FOIA exemptions or one of three FOIA exclusions shields the records or parts of them from disclosure.

https://www.ferc.gov/enforcement-legal/foia | Email: foia-ceii@ferc.gov

The FERC maintains an electronic reading room. Before submitting a formal FOIA request in writing, an information seeker should review the contents of the reading room to determine whether or not the information or record that they seek has been released in the public domain.

https://www.ferc.gov/enforcement-legal/foia/reading-room-material

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The FERC posts answers to FAQs.

https://www.ferc.gov/about/what-ferc/frequently-asked-questions-faqs

Glossary

The FERC maintains a glossary of terms that are frequently used on its website.

https://www.ferc.gov/about/what-ferc/about/glossary

The FERC maintains a market assessments glossary.

https://www.ferc.gov/industries-data/market-assessments/overview/glossary

The FERC maintains an online list of acronyms and initialisms.

https://www.ferc.gov/about/what-ferc/about/acronyms

News Releases

The FERC posts news releases and headlines.

https://www.ferc.gov/news-events/news/news-releases-headlines

Public Participation

Citizens who may be affected by a proposed natural gas or hydroelectric project that the Commission regulates have certain rights. These rights range from seeing project correspondence to becoming an intervener and appealing FERC decisions in Federal court.

https://www.ferc.gov/industries-data/resources/how-get-involved

Request a Speaker

The FERC website has an electronic form on its "Speaker Request" web page.

https://www.ferc.gov/about/contact-us/speaker-request

Site Map

The website map allows visitors to look for specific topics or to browse content that aligns with their interests.

https://www.ferc.gov/sitemap

Social Media

The FERC has a Facebook account.

https://www.facebook.com/FERC.gov

The FERC tweets announcements and other newsworthy items on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/ferc

The FERC posts videos on its YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/c/FercGov-energy

The Sources of Information were updated 12–2020.