Electricity Markets

FERC’s LaFleur to leave Commission at the end of August

Cheryl LaFleur, who has served as a Commissioner at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for nine years, on June 20 said that she will be leaving FERC at the end of August.

In a tweet, she said that FERC’s July open meeting will be her last, although she did not provide details on her post-FERC plans.

In January, LaFleur announced that she was no longer seeking a third term at FERC and would be leaving the Commission later in 2019.

LaFleur was first nominated by President Barack Obama to FERC in 2010 and was confirmed for a second term by the Senate in 2014. She served as Acting Chairman of the Commission from November 2013 to July 2014 and January to August 2017, and as Chairman from July 2014 until April 2015.  

In early May, LaFleur reviewed her tenure at the Commission in remarks at an Energy Bar Association meeting in Washington, D.C.

Once LaFleur departs FERC the remaining commissioners will be Chairman Neil Chatterjee, Commissioner Bernard McNamee and Commissioner Richard Glick.

Commissioner Kevin McIntyre passed away earlier this year, so with LaFleur’s departure, there will be two vacant Commission seats that need to be filled.