Senate Today Confirms Three Commissioners to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

July 14, 2006
01:49 PM
Washington, D.C. -- The Senate today confirmed by unanimous consent the appointments of Philip Moeller, Jon Wellinghoff and Marc Spitzer to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Chairman Domenici’s statement:
“I am delighted with the confirmations of Philip, Jon and Marc.  This will be the first time in several years FERC will enjoy a full commission of five members, which is more important now than ever before.  Last year’s energy bill tasked FERC with many new responsibilities, and adding these three gentlemen will provide depth and expertise to the Commission.”
Mr. Moeller, after serving as energy policy advisor to former U.S. Senator Slade Gorton of Washington, has most recently served as the Washington representative for Alliant Energy Corp. He also served for nearly 10 years as the Staff Coordinator for the Washington State Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications.
Mr. Wellinghoff, an attorney, was Nevada’s first Consumer Advocate and served as staff counsel to the Nevada Public Utilities Commission.
Mr. Spitzer, an attorney specializing in tax law, was elected to the Arizona Corporation Commission in 2000, and served in the Arizona State Senate prior to that.