Press Release

Former FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee Joins Palmetto as Advisor

CHARLESTON, S.C., February 17, 2022 -- Neil Chatterjee joins Palmetto, cementing Palmetto’s position as an emerging residential clean energy industry leader. Chatterjee will help guide Palmetto’s leadership team on federal and state legislative and regulatory affairs. Chatterjee’s support for market-based solutions to mitigate climate change aligns with Palmetto’s belief that customers should be able to choose renewable energy as a right, not a privilege. Palmetto lowers the cost of clean energy by using a marketplace model - thus letting the market deliver clean energy and climate change solutions. 

“With the residential clean energy sector set to grow dramatically in the next few years, working with a respected energy industry insider like Neil helps Palmetto position itself as a leader in the space,” says Chris Kemper, Palmetto CEO. “We can also help guide the conversation at the federal level to ensure more consumers are empowered to control their energy needs all while lowering our national carbon emissions and mitigating climate change by creating a cleaner and more resilient grid.”

Chatterjee served as the chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) from 2017. At FERC, Neil led several innovative policies including landmark rules that have paved the way for broader growth and market participation of distributed energy resources in Orders 2222 and 841. During his term, the FERC also provided a roadmap for carbon pricing and other market oriented strategies to support decarbonization. Before his time at FERC, Chatterjee served as Senator Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky) energy policy adviser. 

“I am thrilled to join Palmetto, as they lead the world towards a clean energy future and enable best in class solutions and technologies to be brought to market ” says Neil Chatterjee. “Throughout my career in energy, and while Chairman of FERC, I’ve always believed that market solutions are the best way to transform our energy system, and Palmetto’s proprietary technology and marketplace model lowers the cost of clean energy. Lower prices will speed adoption of clean energy and democratize it across the country.”