About FERC Office of Electric Reliability
Michael Bardee, Office Director
Michael Bardee is the Director, Office of Electric Reliability (OER). Prior to this position, Mr. Bardee was the General Counsel for the Commission. Mr. Bardee began working at the Commission in 1990, as an attorney-advisor in the Office of General Counsel. In addition to serving as an attorney-advisor, Mr. Bardee has held a range of other positions in the Office of General Counsel and elsewhere in the Commission. He also worked briefly in private practice.
Before joining the Commission, he worked on utility issues at the Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate and also litigated environmental enforcement cases at the U.S. Department of Justice.
He holds a B.A. in Journalism from Oklahoma University and a J.D. from New York University Law School. He lives in Fairfax, Va., with his wife, Joan.