About FERC Office of Energy Market Regulation
Michael C. McLaughlin, Director
Mr. McLaughlin is the Director of the Office of Energy Market Regulation (OEMR). OEMR integrates the economic regulation of the electric, natural gas, and oil pipeline industries at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. OEMR deals with matters involving energy markets; tariffs and rates relating to electric, natural gas, and oil pipeline facilities and services.
Mr. McLaughlin joined the Commission in 1984 as a technical advisor to Commissioner Charles G. Stalon. Since that time Mr. McLaughlin has held a number of senior management positions within the Commission. His last position being that of Deputy Director of the Office of Electric Reliability where he was responsible for matters relating to the development and review of mandatory and enforceable reliability for the users, owners, and operators of the nation's bulk power system, as established by Congress and the President in the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
A native of Illinois, Mr. McLaughlin has a B.S. in Business Economics and an M.S. in Economics from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois. Prior to joining the Commission in 1984, Mr. McLaughlin served as an economic advisor to the members of the Illinois Commerce Commission. He resides in Silver Spring, Maryland with his wife Charlotte.