EEI President Tom Kuhn Congratulates Newly Confirmed FERC Commissioner James Danly

WASHINGTON (March 12, 2020) – Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn today issued the following statement congratulating James Danly on his Senate confirmation for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

"EEI and America's electric companies thank Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Senate for voting to confirm Commissioner James Danly. Commissioner Danly’s experience at FERC, his deep understanding of the energy industry, and his continued dedication to public service make him an excellent addition to the other Commissioners.

"There are many critical issues impacting EEI member companies and their customers including the need for FERC policy that provides regulatory certainty and that sets a return on equity for transmission projects at a level that attracts investments. This will help to ensure the reliability and security of the energy grid, as well as support the continued integration of clean generating resources. FERC also is in the process of reviewing comments on the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) notice of proposed rulemaking, with the anticipation that a final rule will be proposed this year. We look forward to modernized PURPA regulations that benefit our customers, and to working with incoming Commissioner Danly and the rest of the Commission to find solutions to these and other important issues."

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