Commissioner LaFleur named acting chair of FERC


WASHINGTON, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Commissioner Cheryl LaFleurhas been named acting chairwoman of U.S. Federal EnergyRegulatory Commission, the agency said on Monday.

The previous chairman, Jon Wellinghoff, left FERC on Sunday.

LaFleur joined the commission in 2010 after a long career inthe electric and natural gas industry, including a stint asacting chief executive officer at the utility company NationalGrid USA, a subsidiary of National Grid Plc.

FERC regulates elements of the U.S. natural gas,electricity, oil and hydropower industries.

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