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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Federal energy regulatory commission

■ Introduction

Established as an independent regulatory agency, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is within, but separate from, the Department of Energy (DOE). It was created by the Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977 to replace the Federal Power Commission (FPC).

The commission has five members appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. ...

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