From UtilityDive:

In a July 1 letter sent to Manchin and Barrasso, the Electric Power Supply Association, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance and R Street Institute all called for the chair and ranking member to make sure the next nominee is committed to competitive wholesale energy markets.

“FERC is dealing with many critical issues within its jurisdiction — from permitting energy infrastructure projects to dealing with an ever-evolving cybersecurity threat landscape — all at a time of unprecedented change in the composition and operation of the electric grid,” the groups wrote. “We believe competitive wholesale electricity markets will facilitate this change while ensuring consumers still receive highly reliable and affordable electricity.”