Former FERC commissioner joins Bipartisan Policy Center

Source: Sam Mintz, E&E News reporter • Posted: Thursday, October 5, 2017

Along with her new gig at a Washington, D.C., law firm, former Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Colette Honorable is joining the Bipartisan Policy Center as a senior fellow.

Honorable, who left FERC when her term expired on June 30, has worked with the nonprofit think tank for years, giving several speeches at events and contributing to reports. Now, she is taking on a more formal role.

“Colette is an invaluable addition to BPC’s energy work, and I could not be more pleased that she’s joining the team,” said group President Jason Grumet in a statement. “Effective energy policy happens when states and the federal government work together, and Colette has seen that collaboration from both sides.”

Honorable said in a statement that she is looking forward to working alongside the energy team at BPC. “I’m focused on how to preserve our nation’s position of energy strength and abundance while investing in the technologies of the future,” she said.

Honorable took a job in July at the law firm Reed Smith LLP, where she is co-leader of the FERC and U.S. regulatory team (Greenwire, July 10).