On Monday, Commissioner Joseph T. Kelliher announced that we would leave the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) effective today. Commissioner Kelliher’s announcement was expected even though his term does not end until 2012. Commissioner Kelliher has served at FERC since November 20, 2003 and was chairman from July 9, 2005 until January 22, 2009 (see January 9, 2009 edition of WER). It is unknown at this time when President Obama will nominate a replacement.