November 2, 2021

ACORE Commends Committee Vote on FERC Nominee Willie Phillips, Calls for Swift Senate Confirmation


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources voted this morning to advance Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) nominee Willie Phillips. Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE):

“Willie Phillips is a highly qualified FERC nominee, and we commend the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources for advancing his nomination. We call on the full Senate to quickly follow suit and confirm Mr. Phillips to the Commission. Given the significant transmission and power market reforms necessary to unlock America’s growing renewable energy economy, a full complement of five FERC commissioners is critical for accelerating the clean energy transition.”




About ACORE:
For more than 20 years, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) has been the nation’s premier pan-renewable nonprofit organization. ACORE unites finance, policy and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy. For more information, please visit

Media Contacts:

Blake McCarren, Communications Manager, ACORE | 301.661.7375 (c)

Alex Hobson, Vice President of Communications, ACORE | 202.777.7584 (o) | 202.594.0706 (c)