Neil Chatterjee served as Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and as a Senate aide and has been instrumental in crafting several monumental energy policies. Hear his thoughts on the impact of the Inflation Reduction Act, what will be needed to accelerate vehicle electrification and what it might take for bipartisan agreement on the future of fossil fuels.
Neil Chatterjee, Former Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
“And to me, that’s like super exciting to think about. It’s what makes me so eager to be a part of this industry. I think it’s an exciting time. The politics of it are frustrating to guys like me sometimes. I personally think that this antiquated notion that if you’re for fossil fuels, you’re the political right, and if you’re for clean energy, you’re of the political left, is totally outdated. We have got to get past this.”
Chairman Neil Chatterjee was nominated to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by President Donald J. Trump in May 2017 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in August 2017. He served as Chairman from August 2017 to December 2017, and was again named Chairman on October 24, 2018. Prior to joining the Commission, he was energy policy advisor to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Over the years Chairman Chatterjee has played an integral role in the passage of major energy, highway, and agriculture legislation.
Prior to serving Leader McConnell, Chairman Chatterjee worked as a Principal in Government Relations for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and as an aide to House Republican Conference Chairwoman Deborah Pryce (R-OH). He began his career in Washington, D.C., with the House Committee on Ways and Means. A native of Lexington, KY, he is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and the University of Cincinnati, College of Law. Chairman Chatterjee is married and has three children.