Jon Wellinghoff

Jon Wellinghoff
  • Chairman
    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Bachelor's in Mathematics, Univ. of Nevada; MAT in Mathematics, Howard Univ., Washington, DC; JD, Antioch School of Law, Washington DC. Energy law attorney with 37 years' experience in regulatory, consumer and commercial law. Formerly: in private practice focusing exclusively on client matters related to renewable energy, energy efficiency and distributed generation; two terms as Consumer Advocate for Customers of Public Utilities, State of Nevada. 2006, Commissioner and since 2009, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). 2010, Principal, Joint US-China Strategic and Economic Dialog. Co-Chair: Smart Response Collaborative; Executive Leadership Team, Green Transmission Efficiency Initiative, Electric Power Research Institute. Member: Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners; Advisory Committee, Institute for Electric Efficiency. Former Adviser, Energy Policy Task Force, Defense Science Board. Adviser on US-China energy policy matters, Energy Foundation and NRDC.