Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, in partnership with LG&E and KU Energy, will host the second Energy Action Day today at 10 a.m. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Neil Chatterjee is the keynote speaker with a talk about careers and trends in energy fields. The event is free to the public.
Chatterjee was nominated to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by President Donald Trump in May 2017 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in August the same year. He served as chairman from August 2017 to December 2017 and again was named chairman on Oct. 24, 2018. Prior to joining the commission, he was energy policy advisor to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Over the years, Chatterjee has played a major role in the passage of major energy, highway and agriculture legislation.
A native of Lexington, he is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Chatterjee is married and has three children.
In addition to Chatterjee, Aron Patrick, manager of LG&E/KU technology research and analysis, is speaking about emerging technology and industry trends and an ECTC student in the craft internship program is being featured.