- FERC Commissioner Philip Moeller will not seek reappointment when his term expires in June, ending a nine-year stint on the nation's top energy regulatory body.
- SNL reports Pat McCormick III, Republican chief council to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, is the leading candidate to replace Moeller.
- Before taking his position with FERC, Moeller headed the Washington, D.C., office of Alliant Energy and also worked for Calpine Corp.
Commissioner Moeller, nominated to FERC by both President George W. Bush in 2006 and President Obama in 2010, has confirmed he will not seek reappointment when his current term expires at the end of June.
"It's been an honor and a privilege to serve on the Commission every single day since I joined the Commission in July 2006," Moeller said in a statement, according to SNL. He indicated he would continue to serve on the commission until a replacement is found.
That replacement may already be in the works. SNL reported Senate committee staffer Pat McCormick III's name has been sent to the White House for consideration. Previously he was a partner at Hunton & Williams LL
Moeller also served as an energy policy advisor to U.S. Senator Slade Gorton (R-Wash.), from 2007 to 2010, working on electricity policy, electric system reliability, hydropower, energy efficiency, nuclear waste, energy and water appropriations and other energy legislation.