Established: October 1, 1977
Department of Energy Organization Act; Public Law 95-91; 91 Stat. 565; August 4, 1977
For publications prior to 1977, see the Federal Power Commission
"The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil. FERC also reviews proposals to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals and interstate natural gas pipelines as well as licensing hydropower projects."