FERC Chair Glick to Speak at Waterpower Week in Washington

FERC Chair Glick to Speak at Waterpower Week in Washington

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Richard Glick, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), will address attendees at the Waterpower Week in Washington conference on Wednesday, April 6, at 9 a.m.

The conference is April 5-7, 2022, at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Glick was named Commission Chair by President Joe Biden in January 2021. He has an extensive background in electricity and renewable policy.

At Waterpower Week, Glick will share his perspective on waterpower’s role in a clean energy transition.

He is especially passionate about reforms to energy and ancillary service markets. ““The Commission’s job is not to pick winners and losers,” Glick said. “But we do have a role in eliminating barriers to a technology’s participation in wholesale markets.”

Conference attendees will hear his views on the importance of properly valuing flexible and reliable generation in wholesale markets and how resources that contribute to grid resilience will be compensated in the future.

In addition, attendees can expect to get an update from Glick on hydropower-related regulations, including financial assurance, dam safety, and licensing reform, as well as on FERC’s increased focus on environmental justice.

Before becoming a FERC commissioner in 2017, Glick was general counsel for the Democrats on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Prior to that, he was vice president of government affairs for Iberdrola’s renewable energy, electric and gas utility, and natural gas storage businesses in the United States. He ran the company’s Washington, DC, office and was responsible for developing and implementing the U.S. businesses’ federal legislative and regulatory policy advocacy strategies.

Glick served as a senior policy advisor to U.S. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson, and before that was legislative director and chief counsel to U.S. Senator Dale Bumpers of Arkansas.

Further Reading about Richard Glick

How Hydropower Could Fit into New FERC Chairman Rich Glick’s Climate Focus

Commissioner Glick Provides Insight into Climate and Hydro’s Role