Doug Smith Testifies Before Congress on the Future of the Federal Power Act

September 12, 2016

Doug Smith, Coordinator of Van Ness Feldman's electric practice, testified at the U.S.House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Power's recent hearing entitled,  “Federal Power Act: Historical Perspectives.”

The hearing explored the evolution of the Federal Power Act, with special emphasis on electricity markets over the past twenty years. This is the first in a series of expected hearings on the Federal Power Act.

Doug was featured among several witnesses was consisting of industry experts and thought leaders, including:

  • Clifford M. (“Mike”) Naeve, former Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Linda Stuntz, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy; Partner, Stuntz, Davis & Staffier, P.C.
  • Susan Tomasky, former General Counsel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; former President-AEP Transmission of American Electric Power Corporation

The full hearing can be viewed below.