FERC Commissioner Stepping Down

FERC commissioner Phillip Moeller

Phillip Moeller, a commissioner with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), announced he is leaving the agency at the end of October.

Moeller was nominated to his second term as commissioner by President Barack Obama and sworn in in July 2010 for a term that expired in June. He was able to stay on with FERC until Congress adjourned at the end of the year if a replacement was not seated before then.

President George W. Bush swore in Moeller in 2006. He previously served as an energy policy adviser to U.S. Senator Slade Gorton, R-Washington, from 1997 to 2000 where he worked on electricity policy, system reliability, hydropower, nuclear waste and other legislation.

Before he joined the senator’s staff, Moeller served as the staff coordinator for the Washington State Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications.

He received a B.A. in political science from Stanford University.

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