Statement From EPSA President and CEO Todd Snitchler on Commissioner James Danly’s Confirmation
Washington, D.C. – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)’s newest commissioner James Danly will face critical decisions impacting consumers, power reliability, and the future of competitive electricity markets, according to the Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA), which represents competitive power suppliers. Following the U.S. Senate’s vote Thursday confirming Danly to sit on the Commission, Todd Snitchler, EPSA’s president and CEO, issued the following statement:
“Competition among power generators has delivered lower prices and encouraged innovation while ensuring reliability and driving down carbon emissions. EPSA and our members look forward to working with James Danly to build on this success and ensure competitive electricity markets provide the best outcomes for consumers.
A quickly evolving energy landscape means FERC will continue to face critical decisions concerning how markets continue to deliver value to consumers and market participants alike. There is tremendous opportunity to seize the power of competition for even greater progress.
As competitive power suppliers build the grid of the future while collectively providing more than 150,000 MW of reliable energy today, we look forward to working with Commissioner Danly and the rest of FERC leadership to ensure that market rules allow all resources to compete to keep the lights on at the lowest cost.
We wish Commissioner Danly well as he works with his colleagues to support FERC’s vital mission.”
The Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA) is the national trade association representing America’s competitive power suppliers. EPSA members provide nearly 150,000 MW of reliable and competitively priced electricity from environmentally responsible facilities using a diverse mix of fuels and technologies including natural gas, wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal, storage, biomass, and coal. EPSA seeks to bring the benefits of competition to all power customers. Learn more at www.epsa.org and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter @EPSAnews.