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Jon Wellinghoff

Leading Energy Expert

Jon B Wellinghoff, former Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), is an internationally recognised energy law attorney and clean tech energy expert. He is currently a Partner at Stoel Rives, a leading renewable energy law firm and co-chair of their energy team. With nearly 38 years of leadership experience in federal and state energy policy, regulation and project development, Jon is an advocate in the use of smart grid technology. He is well versed in all aspects of renewable energy production and storage as well as infrastructure development and security.

"A leading energy policy specialist"

Jon Wellinghoff

In detail

The longest serving chair of the FERC, Jon was nominated to Commissioner in 2006 by President Bush and reappointed in 2008. In March of 2009, he was named Chairman by President Barack Obama a post held until November 2013. During his FERC tenure, Jon's responsibilities included making the U.S. power grid cleaner and more efficient, integrating emerging resources such as renewable energy and demand response, including energy efficiency and local storage systems such as those in plug-in hybrid and all electric vehicles. Previously, Jon founded and led the Beckley Singleton, Chtd. Sustainable Energy and Clean Tech Division (2000-2006).

What he offers you

Jon is ideally positioned to talk about a diverse range of energy related topics. Through his detailed research international audiences gain valuable insights into current thinking on energy infrastructure and project development. Jon offers a futuristic view in which electric vehicles and consumer appliances are integrated into a "smart energy grid" utilising energy in a more sustainable way.

How he presents

Jon's engaging style, coupled with an incisive understanding of energy issues, has contributed to make him one of the most sought after experts on current energy issues.


He presents in English.

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  • Renewable Energy Development
  • Green Power
  • Energy Infrastructure Security
  • Smart Grid Technology
  • The Clean Tech Revolution


  • 2014
    Phil Symons Award, Energy Storage Association
  • 2013
    Award of Appreciation, Marshall University College of Business
  • Solar Champion Award, Vote Solar Initiative
  • Green Power Leadership Award, Center for Resource Solutions
  • Clean Power Champion Award, Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technology
  • 2012
    Bernard H. Falk Award for Outstanding Achievement, National Electrical Manufacturers Association
  • Demand Response and Smart Grid Leadership Award, Demand Response Coordinating Committee

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