As the longest serving Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC/2009-2013), Jon Wellinghoff is known for his international expertise and thought leadership in energy policy, electric markets, and the interface of disruptive energy systems with traditional utility structures. In 2013 he became a partner at Stoel Rives, where he represents an array of clients in emerging energy technology fields including energy storage, demand response, big energy data analytics, and distributed generation. While at FERC he worked to formulate new policies and rules to improve electric market efficiency and integrate new disruptive energy resources into wholesale energy markets. Since joining Stoel he has authored numerous articles on subjects including reforming retail energy market structures and the legal right to engage in distributed generation. He is a sought after lecturer and featured speaker on innovative future energy policies and has lectured widely at such diverse venues as Stanford, MIT, Google, and the Beijing Energy Club.
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