On October 22, 2018, FERC Commissioner Kevin McIntyre announced in a letter to President Donald Trump that he would step down from his role as Chairman and would continue his work as Commissioner. In addition, President Trump announced on October 24, 2018 that current FERC Commissioner and former Chairman Neil Chatterjee would replace Commissioner McIntyre as FERC Chairman.
In his letter to President Trump, Commissioner McIntyre explained that he had recently experienced a health setback but will commit himself fully to his work as Commissioner. In a statement, Chairman Chatterjee expressed his intent to build upon Mr. McIntyre’s work and leadership addressing the many significant issues facing the Commission.
A copy of Commissioner McIntyre’s letter to President Trump can be found here. A link to the Whitehouse announcement designating Mr. Chatterjee as Chairman can be found here. Chairman Chatterjee’s statement is available here.