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FERC's Norris resigns

From the August 8, 2014 issue of Public Power Daily

Originally published August 8, 2014

By Jeannine Anderson
As was expected, Commissioner John Norris yesterday sent a letter to President Obama resigning his seat on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The resignation will take effect on Aug. 20, he said in a statement posted on the FERC website. Norris is taking a post as minister-counselor for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Rome, Italy. 

"It has been a great honor to serve with all the exceptional professionals and public servants who make up the FERC family and so many dedicated energy stakeholders in the public and private sectors. I want to say a special thank you to the incredible personal staff I have had throughout my tenure on the Commission," Norris said.

SNL Financial reported earlier this week that the commissioner was expected to resign his seat. (See the Aug. 7 Public Power Daily.) Colette Honorable, president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), has been mentioned as a possible candidate to replace Norris. 


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