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 nation’s 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 Commission’s workforce, are committed to continuing to carry out our important work and fulfilling our statutory obligations as seamlessly as possible during this time.
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.
April 2, 2020
Coronavirus Update: FERC Acts to Prioritize Reliability, Provide Regulatory Relief News Release
March 27, 2020
Coronavirus Update: FERC Acts to Help Regulated Entities Manage Compliance News Release
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
FERC Operating Status
The Commission is operating and will continue to fulfill all statutory obligations. FERC offices at 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC, are closed to the public; minimal staff are on site. All Commission employees are authorized to telework and are available via email and phone. Staff are teleconferencing, and are canceling or postponing in-person meetings.
Conferences will be rescheduled or conducted via WebEx.
Notices & Orders
Supplemental Notice Granting Extension Of Time For Nonstatutory Deadlines, Waiving Regulations, And Shortening Answer Period Docket Docket No. AD20-11-000
Extension of Non-Statutory Deadlines Docket No. AD20-11-000
FERC Administrative Hearings - How the Commission is handling court cases:
- All Hearings are being postponed until Administrative Litigation can reschedule them at a future date.
- Settlement conferences are being conducted by telephone.
- Oral arguments are being heard via WebEx.
Public inquiries: 202-502-6088
Congressional: 202-502-8870 or 202-502-8631