James Danly was sworn in as a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission March 31.
Danly, a Republican, fills the seat on the Commission vacated by Kevin McIntyre, who passed away in 2019. Danly’s term will through June 30, 2023. Prior to being sworn in, Danly was FERC’s General Counsel.
FERC on March 31 also announced that Chairman Neil Chatterjee had named David Morenoff as FERC’s acting General Counsel. Morenoff had been serving as FERC’s Deputy General Counsel.
In January, FERC Commissioner Bernard McNamee announced that he would not seek another term at the Commission but said he would stay longer at the agency if needed. McNamee’s current term expires at the end of June.
Cheryl LaFleur, who served as a Commissioner at FERC for nine years, departed the agency last summer and now serves as a member of the ISO New England Board of Directors.
With LaFleur’s departure, the other Democratic seat at FERC remains open.
FERC Commissioner Richard Glick is a Democrat, while Chatterjee is a Republican.