ARLINGTON, Va. – National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) CEO Jim Matheson issued the following statement on the designation of Neil Chatterjee to serve as chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC):
“We’re very pleased with Neil’s nomination to lead FERC, which oversees many issues of critical importance to electric cooperatives. Neil distinguished himself as a senior energy adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and as a highly constructive member of the Commission. We look forward to working with Neil and the Commission during this transition and wish the very best to outgoing Chairman Kevin McIntyre.”
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association is the national trade association representing more than 900 local electric cooperatives. From growing suburbs to remote farming communities, electric co-ops serve as engines of economic development for 42 million Americans across 56 percent of the nation’s landscape. As local businesses built by the consumers they serve, electric cooperatives have meaningful ties to rural America and invest $12 billion annually in their communities.