FERC Commissioner LaFleur Meets with NEC Energy & Environment Committee

Commissioner LaFleur briefs NEC members on recent and upcoming FERC activity

Commissioner LaFleur and Energy & Environment Committee Co-Chair Mark Kalpin of WilmerHale.

Commissioner LaFleur and Energy & Environment Committee Co-Chair Mark Kalpin of WilmerHale.

On October 29, 2013, FERC Commissioner Cheryl Lafleur spoke to members of the New England Council’s Energy & Environment Committee at a breakfast hosted by WilmerHale in Boston.

At the breakfast meeting attended by over 30 NEC members, Commissioner LaFleur discussed the interdependency and coordination of the natural gas and electric industries, new greenhouse gas emission standards, and the integration of renewables into the power grid.

Commissioner Cheryl A. LaFleur was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in 2010 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate for a term that ends in June 2014. A New England native, she previously served as executive vice president and acting CEO of National Grid USA and held several positions with its predecessor New England Electric System.

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