Indian American Nominated for Key Post in FERC
US President Donald Trump has nominated Indian-American Neil Chatterjee as a Member of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). FERC is an agency responsible for overseeing America’s power grid and deciding on multibillion-dollar energy projects. His term will expire on June 30, 2021. US Senate has to confirm Chatterjee before he can be sworn in as member of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Neil Chatterjee is a native of Kentucky. He graduated from St Lawrence University and the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Chatterjee has served as a principal in Government Relations for National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. He has also served as the energy policy advisor to US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and was very active in passing major energy, highway and farm legislations.