Biden nominates three to FERC

Five-member board has two vacancies and another coming soon

President Joe Biden has nominated three candidates to be commissioners on the Federal Energy Regulator Commission (FERC).

The five-member regulatory body is already two members short and a third, Allison Clements, said she will not seek a second term after her current one expires June 30. Under FERC rules, no more than three of its members may be from a single political party. The nominees, if approved by the senate, will likely play key roles in determining the fate of liquefied natural gas projects.

Biden’s nominees are:

Judy W. Chang, an energy economics and policy expert with more than 20 years of experience working with energy companies, trade associations, and governments on regulatory and financial issues, particularly as they relate to investment decisions in energy transmission, clean energy, and energy storage. She is the former Undersecretary of Energy and Climate Solutions for Massachusetts, a role in which she led efforts to set policies across the Commonwealth’s energy sector and align strategies and plans to meet legal requirements for climate change mitigation. Chang has presented and testified before US federal and state agencies and regulatory authorities in Canada on topics related to energy resource deployment; energy contracts; transmission planning, access, and pricing; and electricity market design. She has presented her work at industry conferences and academic seminars on energy and environmental policies.

Chang has taught as an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and is a Senior Fellow at the Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government. She serves as an ambassador for the US Department of Energy’s Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Initiative, which has the goal of advancing women’s leadership in clean energy and is a founding board member of New England Women in Energy and the Environment. She holds a Master of Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Davis.

David Rosner has 15 years of experience across energy technologies, market design, and energy policy issues, both in and outside of government. He is an energy industry analyst for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, currently on detail to the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Democratic staff. During his time at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Rosner led efforts related to the Commission’s rulemaking on energy storage resources, electric transmission, offshore wind integration, fuel security, and natural gas-electric coordination.

Rosner was previously a senior policy advisor at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis and an associate director at the Bipartisan Policy Center’s energy project. Rosner holds degrees in economics and public policy.

Lindsay S. See, a Republican suggested for the nomination by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ken.), is the Solicitor General of West Virginia, where she manages appellate and high-stakes litigation for the State of West Virginia. She also routinely appears before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia and the Fourth Circuit, as well as other state and federal courts. In addition to managing West Virginia’s civil and criminal appellate dockets, her work focuses on regulatory and administrative law matters, and she leads and works with multi-state coalitions on a variety of national issues.

See previously practiced appellate and administrative law for several years with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, D.C. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and clerked for the Hon. Thomas B. Griffith on the D.C. Circuit

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