Pat Wood, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, is pushing to expand the agency's role. His top priorities:
UPDATE POWER INFRASTRUCTURE
Work with states to plan new generation and transmission facilities.
ASSURE TRANSMISSION ACCESS
Guarantee "nondiscriminatory" access to power lines and natural-gas pipelines.
FERC's new Office of Market Oversight & Investigation will enhance its ability to prevent price manipulation or other energy trading violations.
Data: FERC, BusinessWeek