Partner, Reed Smith LLP
Colette Honorable is a Partner at Reed Smith LLP, a global law firm. Honorable served as Commissioner at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) from December 2014-June 2017. An attorney, Honorable came to FERC from the Arkansas Public Service Commission (PSC), where she served since October 2007 and led as Chair since January 2011. As Chair, Honorable oversaw an agency charged with ensuring safe, reliable, and affordable retail electric service. She participated in rate case proceedings, plant acquisitions, transmission buildout applications, regional transmission efforts, and other transactions to ensure the reliability of the Arkansas grid and the diversity of generation in the state. During her time at the PSC, Arkansas led the South and Southeast in comprehensive energy efficiency programs, and electric rates were consistently among the lowest in the nation.
Honorable is past President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). A native of Arkansas, Honorable is a graduate of the University of Memphis (formerly Memphis State University) and holds a JD from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.