Washington, D.C. (February 21, 2022) — Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Executive Vice President of the Business Operations Group and Regulatory Affairs Phil Moeller today issued the following statement:
“EEI filed comments this afternoon in response to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Notice of Inquiry (NOI) on Rate Recovery, Reporting, and Accounting Treatment of Industry Association Dues and Certain Civic, Political, and Related Expenses.
"EEI’s filing reinforces our commitment to being fully transparent. In addition to the detailed disclosures required by federal law, we developed an annual Lobbying, Advocacy, and Other Expenditures report that outlines our funding and activities and is responsive to the information needs of our member companies and their regulators. This report was included in EEI's filing and is posted on EEI’s website.
"We encourage others, including the Center for Biological Diversity and the Energy and Policy Institute which sought to initiate the NOI, to provide the same level of transparency, so that regulators and other stakeholders can see who actually is funding and directing their activities and operations.
“EEI is proud to provide broad benefits to the customers of our member companies on several fronts, including through mutual assistance planning and response, cyber and physical security coordination, training programs, and forums for information sharing.
"We also are committed to leading the clean energy transformation, and we will continue to work with environmental and technology groups, the Biden administration, our partners in organized labor, and other stakeholders to develop the policies and technologies needed to deliver the resilient clean energy that our customers want and deserve.”