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    Covid-19 Tech Conference Message from Chairman Neil Chatterjee

    Iíve directed FERC staff to plan a technical conference looking at the long-term impacts of COVID-19 on the energy industries we regulate.

    The Technical Conference on Impacts of COVID-19 on the Energy Industry will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, July 8-9, 2020. Notice PDF | Supplemental Notice PDF | Event Details

    As we emerge and recover from this pandemic, we must ensure the American people continue to have access to reliable and affordable energy.


    Public Message from Chairman Neil Chatterjee

    FERC is taking a number of steps to protect the health and safety of our employees and the public, and to help mitigate or slow the transmission of the coronavirus within our communities. We are committed to doing our part to flatten the curve of the Novel Coronavirus disease.

    During this challenging time, the health and safety of the American people and the continued reliability of the nationís energy sector are of crucial importance. The energy industry has taken steps to protect the health and safety of its employees and the public, and to help mitigate or slow the transmission of the coronavirus within their communities. I also have directed that the Commission take steps to protect its staff and the public while ensuring continuity of operations.

    All Commissioners and senior agency leaders are in close contact. We, along with the Commissionís workforce, are committed to continuing to carry out our important work and fulfilling our statutory obligations as seamlessly as possible during this time.


    Coronavirus Liaison

    Chairman Chatterjee has named Caroline Wozniak as the Commission’s point of contact for all industry inquiries related to impacts of the Novel Coronavirus on their FERC-jurisdictional activities.

    In consultation with the Commission’s senior staff, Wozniak has formed a team of 14 technical staff representing each of the Commission’s 12 program offices. They will work with the appropriate staff at the Commission to promptly and effectively respond to all industry inquiries and to inform the Chairman of industry’s needs during this time.

    Wozniak is Senior Policy Advisor in FERC’s Office of Energy Market Regulation and plays a leadership role in matters involving energy markets, tariffs and rates relating to electric, natural gas and oil pipeline facilities and services. Prior to assuming that role, she served as an advisor to former Chairman Norman C. Bay from 2015 to 2016. She joined FERC in 2008 as an analyst in the Office of Energy Policy and Innovation.

    Industry stakeholders in need of information may contact the Liaison’s team at†PandemicLiaison@ferc.gov.

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      Resource Developed to Help Organizations Update Pandemic Response Plans News Release


    May 12, 2020
      Chairman Chatterjee Rejects Virginia Attorney Generalís Call for an Immediate Moratorium on Infrastructure Projects Read More


    May 8, 2020

    May 8, 2020

    May 8, 2020
      Letter From Secretary Of Energy Dan Brouillette & FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee To Governor Of Virginia Ralph Northam Concerning How Permitting Essential Workers Within The Energy Sector To Continue Providing Safe And Efficient Energy Services Letter PDF


    May 8, 2020
      FERC Provides Guidance to Oil Pipelines During COVID-19 Emergency News Release


    May 7, 2020
      FERC Provides Accounting Guidance to Ease Administrative Burdens; Shortens Comment Period for Federal Power Act Section 204 Filings News Release


    May 4, 2020
      Interview with the FERC Pandemic Liaison Podcast External Link


    April 17, 2020
      Readout from FERC COVID-19 Pandemic conference call with NARUC, NASEO, NGA | Readout


    April 17, 2020
      FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee shares FERC's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in this remote Podcast External Link


    April 8, 2020
      Readout from FERC COVID-19 Pandemic conference call with NASUCA | Readout


    April 7, 2020
      FERC, NARUC Support Utility Industryís Needs for Credit Financing News Release


    April 2, 2020
      Coronavirus Update: FERC Acts to Prioritize Reliability, Provide Regulatory Relief News Release

      Coronavirus Update: FERC Acts to Help Regulated Entities Manage Compliance News Release


    March 27, 2020
      Readout from FERC COVID-19 Pandemic conference call with NARUC, NASEO and National Governors Association Readout


    March 26, 2020
      FERC, NARUC Join Efforts to Help Ensure Essential Services During Pandemic News Release


    March 19, 2020
      Coronavirus Update: FERC Announces Point of Contact on Pandemic Response News Release


    March 18, 2020
      FERC, NERC Provide Industry Guidance to Ensure Grid Reliability Amid Potential Coronavirus Impacts News Release