Advisory Panel

Mike Bardee

Mike Bardee


Michael Bardee worked most of his career at the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission (FERC). He served for five years as Director of FERC’s Office of Electric
Reliability, overseeing the approval and enforcement of regulations to help promote
the reliability and cybersecurity of the electric grid.

He also served as FERC’s General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel. In both
positions, he oversaw the Office of General Counsel’s advice to FERC on its
responsibilities for economic regulation of energy markets, as well as
authorizations of new natural gas pipelines and hydroelectric facilities.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Bardee worked in the Environmental Enforcement Section
of the United States Department of Justice and at the Pennsylvania Office of
Consumer Advocate.

Mr. Bardee also worked in Brussels in 2016 at the European Commission’s
Directorate General for Energy, during its development of a major legislative
proposal to reduce the environmental impacts of energy use.

Mr. Bardee received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Oklahoma
University and a juris doctor degree from New York University School of Law.