Webinar – Open to the Public
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join WIRES for a webinar with the Director of FERC’s recently-established Office of Public Participation, Elin Katz. Elin will discuss the work of this new Office within FERC, and offer her thoughts on how increased public participation can help the Commission carry out its mission.


Elin Swanson Katz serves as the inaugural Director of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s newly formed Office of Public Participation (OPP), which was established in 2021 to assist the public with Commission proceedings. As Director, Elin leads a growing OPP team that provides direct outreach and education to the public to facilitate greater understanding of Commission processes and support broader participation in matters before the Commission. OPP serves as a liaison for environmental justice communities, Tribal members, landowners, consumer advocates, and other historically underrepresented stakeholders, and responds to inquiries and requests for administrative and technical assistance from members of the public.

Elin previously served as Consumer Counsel for the State of Connecticut, as well as President of the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates. She was also the VP of Utilities for Tilson, a technology company that builds telecommunications infrastructure, including broadband and 5G technology.

This event is free of charge and open to the public.