FERC chair praises electric co-ops

When it comes to energy efficiency, electric co-ops should “keep doing what you’re doing, and do more of it,” according to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff.

The FERC chief called for continued efforts to assist consumers in accessing information about energy efficiency, as well as low-cost financing to incorporate such efficiency into homes and businesses.

These efforts will benefit co-ops as well, increasing the sector’s viability and “making more consumers want to be part of a co-op,” the FERC chief emphasized during a recent interview.