The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is a U.S. government agency that regulates interstate transmission and wholesale electricity transactions, in addition to other issues related to natural gas, oil, and hydropower. Despite the importance of its regulatory purview and its impact on communities, many local government and community stakeholders across the country lack a thorough understanding of the importance of FERC and how they can actively participate in its processes.

This webinar will help local government staff and other community stakeholders—such as community-based and environmental justice organizations—better understand FERC and the available pathways for these stakeholders to engage with the agency. Featured speakers will cover the history of FERC, how it functions, and its role in affecting the future of the electricity sector. The webinar will also discuss why community voices are valuable at FERC and how these voices can have the greatest impact.

Featured speakers include:

  • Amanda Bradshaw, Energy Markets Program Manager, Office of Public Participation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Joe Rosenthal, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Public Participation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Meg Maloney, Sustainability Manager, City of Dayton
  • Jennie Chen, Senior Manager, Clean Energy, World Resources Institute (Moderator)