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About FERC | Federal Energy Regulatory Commission



July 7, 2021 - FERC's Mission: Economically Efficient, Safe, Reliable, and Secure Energy for Consumers. Assist consumers in obtaining economically efficient, safe, reliable, and secure energy services at a reasonable cost through appropriate regulatory and market means, and collaborative efforts.

Learn more about FERC and our Mission of ensuring reliable, efficient and sustainable energy for customers. Watch our “What is FERC” video, and learn more about past and present Commissioners, as well as senior staff.

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Guiding Principles

  • Organizational Excellence: The Commission strives to use its resources efficiently and effectively to achieve its strategic priorities.

  • Due Process and Transparency: Paramount in all of its proceedings is the Commission's determination to be open and fair to all participants.

  • Regulatory Certainty: In each of the thousands of orders, opinions, and reports issued by the Commission each year, the Commission strives to provide regulatory certainty through consistent approaches and actions.

  • Stakeholder Involvement: The Commission conducts regular outreach to ensure that interested parties have an appropriate opportunity to contribute to the performance of the Commission's responsibilities.

  • Timeliness: The Commission's goal is to reach an appropriate resolution of each proceeding in an expeditious manner.

What FERC Does

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of natural gas, oil, and electricity. FERC also regulates natural gas and hydropower projects. 

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