Norman Bay, the former Chairman of the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), this week visited the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). The visit was organised to coincide with ACER’s 2017 Annual Conference “Regions for the Internal Energy Market”, held yesterday, at which the former FERC Chairman delivered a keynote speech. On Wednesday, Mr Bay met with ACER’s experts from the operational departments to exchange views on developments in European and US energy markets. Mr Bay’s visit was concluded today with a general meeting with ACER staff, in which he provided insights into the US energy sector and its regulation.
Mr Bay served as FERC Commissioner in 2014 and 2015, when he was appointed FERC Chairman, a position that he held until January 2017. He previously served as Director of the Office of Enforcement at FERC and as US Attorney for the District of New Mexico.