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.

MARKET SUPERVISION

FERC's new Office of Market Oversight & Investigation will enhance its ability to prevent price manipulation or other energy trading violations.

Data: FERC, BusinessWeek

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