February 29, 2024

Coalition Urges FERC Nominees to Put Consumers First and Back Electricity Transmission Competition

WASHINGTON – The Electricity Transmission Competition Coalition, a diverse coalition of consumers and businesses today welcomed the nomination of three new commissioners by President Biden to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). If confirmed, the nominees would restore FERC to a full complement ensuring that the agency can operate with efficiency.

“It is important that FERC has a full suite of commissioners to ensure that one of the most important agencies affecting the energy landscape continues to function well,” said Paul Cicio, Chair of the Electricity Transmission Competition Coalition. “I urge the nominees to put consumers first and support electricity transmission competition, which is the key to fulfilling FERC’s mandate of providing affordable and reliable electricity.”

Cicio added, “FERC’s role is more important than ever with spending on transmission set to grow and pro-competition commissioners will be key to ensuring that upgrades to the grid come at the lowest cost to consumers.”


About the Electricity Transmission Competition Coalition

The Electricity Transmission Competition Coalition (ETCC) is a broad-based, nation-wide coalition committed to increasing competition in America’s electricity transmission infrastructure. We advocate for common-sense policies and solutions that result in competitively priced transmission projects, which reduce energy costs for all ratepayers – from large manufacturers to residential consumers. The ETCC represents a diverse group of 93 companies and organizations from all 50 states, including manufacturing groups, retail electric consumers, state consumer advocates, public power representatives, think tanks, and non-incumbent transmission developers.

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