Electricity Markets

President Biden Names Willie Phillips Acting Chairman of FERC

President Biden on Jan. 3 named Willie Phillips as acting chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Richard Glick departed from FERC in early January after serving as chairman of FERC for the past two years.

Phillips joined FERC as a Commissioner in December 2021. Prior to that he served as the Chairman of the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia, named to that role in 2018 and serving on the DCPSC since 2014.

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