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President Biden Designates Phillips as Chair of FERC

President Biden on Feb. 9 designated Willie Phillips, Jr. as Chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Biden in January 2023 named Phillips as Acting Chairman of FERC.

 Phillips has served as a FERC Commissioner since November 2021. He is serving a Commission term that ends June 30, 2026.

Phillips most recently served as the Chairman of the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia, named to that role in 2018.

Prior to being appointed to the DCPSC, Phillips served as Assistant General Counsel for the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, in Washington, D.C. Before joining NERC, he also worked for two law firms, where he advised clients on energy regulatory compliance and policy matters.

Phillips has also served on the boards of several organizations, including the board of directors for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and the Organization of PJM States (OPSI).

He also has served as president of the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (MACRUC), and he has held leadership roles on several advisory councils, including the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Advisory Council.

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