On December 8, 2020, Allison Clements was sworn in as FERC’s newest Commissioner. Commissioner Clements’ swearing in follows the Senate’s November 30 late night voice vote confirming her nomination, along with the nomination of Mark Christie (see December 8, 2020 edition of the WER).

FERC also issued a press release addressing Commissioner Clements’ two decades of public and private sector experience in energy regulation and policy. The press release states:

Allison Clements was sworn in today as a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Commissioner Clements has two decades of public and private sector experience in energy regulation and policy, representing utilities, independent power producers, developers and lenders, nonprofits and philanthropies on grid policy issues. She founded Goodgrid, LLC, an energy policy and strategy consulting firm. Prior to that she was director of the energy markets program at Energy Foundation, and also worked for a decade at the Natural Resources Defense Council, serving as corporate counsel and as director of the Sustainable FERC Project. Before that she was in private legal practice, with the energy regulatory group at Troutman Sanders LLP (now Troutman Pepper) and then with the project finance and infrastructure group at Chadbourne & Parke LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright).

An Ohio native, Commissioner Clements earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and her Juris Doctorate from The George Washington University Law School.

FERC’s press release is available here.