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Pat Wood

Former Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

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 Pat Wood Biography

Pat Wood III is the past Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT). The son of a small businessman, Mr. Wood has been a forceful advocate throughout his career for replacing government-centered monopoly regulation with customer-centered, technology-unleashing competition.

Today, as CEO of the Hunt Energy Network, Wood and his team are focused on power storage infrastructure. Mr. Wood also serves as a director of three public companies: solar pioneer SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR), Spring Valley Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: SV), and specialty construction firm Quanta Services (NYSE: PWR), including his recent appointment to Luma Energy, overseeing the Quanta-ATCO joint venture to operate the Puerto Rico utility system. In the past, he was Board Chairman of independent power producer Dynegy, and a Director of TPI Composites, among others.

In 1995, Governor George W. Bush named Mr. Wood to head the PUCT with a mandate to inject competition into the state’s regulated power and telecommunication utilities. The resulting restructured Texas electric market has attracted high infrastructure investment, yielded innovative technology and service offerings, and led to customer prices well below what they were under regulation.

During his four years at the helm of the FERC, under President George W. Bush, Mr. Wood led the responses to the 2000-2001 California energy crisis, the bankruptcy of Enron, and the 2003 North American power blackout. By the end of his term, over two-thirds of the nation’s economy was served by the reliable, organized wholesale power markets FERC championed. He was well-known for his three-legged stool for successful markets: robust infrastructure, balanced market rules and vigilant oversight.

Wood holds a B.S. degree (civil engineering) from Texas A&M University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He serves on the Executive Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star and the National Petroleum Council, and was a founding member of the Texas A&M Smart Grid Council. He, and his wife, Kathleen, have four sons and are proud to call Houston their home.

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  • Energy Regulatory Issues

  • Telecommunications and the Regulatory Environment

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Pat Wood

Former Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

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Pat Wood Biography

Pat Wood III is the past Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT). The son of a small businessman, Mr. Wood has been a forceful advocate throughout his career for replacing government-centered monopoly regulation with customer-centered, technology-unleashing competition.

Today, as CEO of the Hunt Energy Network, Wood and his team are focused on power storage infrastructure. Mr. Wood also serves as a director of three public companies: solar pioneer SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR), Spring Valley Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: SV), and specialty construction firm Quanta Services (NYSE: PWR), including his recent appointment to Luma Energy, overseeing the Quanta-ATCO joint venture to operate the Puerto Rico utility system. In the past, he was Board Chairman of independent power producer Dynegy, and a Director of TPI Composites, among others.

In 1995, Governor George W. Bush named Mr. Wood to head the PUCT with a mandate to inject competition into the state’s regulated power and telecommunication utilities. The resulting restructured Texas electric market has attracted high infrastructure investment, yielded innovative technology and service offerings, and led to customer prices well below what they were under regulation.

During his four years at the helm of the FERC, under President George W. Bush, Mr. Wood led the responses to the 2000-2001 California energy crisis, the bankruptcy of Enron, and the 2003 North American power blackout. By the end of his term, over two-thirds of the nation’s economy was served by the reliable, organized wholesale power markets FERC championed. He was well-known for his three-legged stool for successful markets: robust infrastructure, balanced market rules and vigilant oversight.

Wood holds a B.S. degree (civil engineering) from Texas A&M University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He serves on the Executive Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star and the National Petroleum Council, and was a founding member of the Texas A&M Smart Grid Council. He, and his wife, Kathleen, have four sons and are proud to call Houston their home.

Pat Wood Videos

  • Pecan Street Webinar - Texas Grid Crisis
    Late February was a trying time to be a Texan. The winter storm and ensuing grid crisis left millions of homes and businesses without power and...
  • USEA Virtual Press Briefing: The Lessons of Texas
    The Texas deep freeze was close to the sum of all fears for electric and gas utilities. If it could go wrong, it did go wrong, and Texans suffered....
  • Pat Wood III: George W. Bush Leads on Wind - YouTube
    May 5, 2017 ... Texas leads the country in wind power thanks to a law signed by Governor George W. Bush. In 1996 a skeptical Pat Wood III recalls...

Pat Wood Speaking Topics

  • Energy Regulatory Issues

  • Telecommunications and the Regulatory Environment

FAQs on booking Pat Wood

  • How to book Pat Wood?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Pat Wood for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Pat Wood, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Pat Wood or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Pat Wood?

    Booking fees for Pat Wood, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Pat Wood, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Pat Wood?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Pat Wood for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Pat Wood for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Pat Wood or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Pat Wood or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Pat Wood is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Energy Regulatory Issues and Telecommunications and the Regulatory Environment. The estimated speaking fee range to book Pat Wood for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Pat Wood generally travels from Houston, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Robert Bryce, Amy Myers Jaffe, David Crane, Sarah O. Ladislaw and John Holdren. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Pat Wood for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Pat Wood Speaker Videos

  • Pecan Street Webinar - Texas Grid Crisis
    Late February was a trying time to be a Texan. The winter storm and ensuing grid crisis left millions of homes and businesses without power and exposed to extreme winter temperatures. In the...
    USEA Virtual Press Briefing: The Lessons of Texas
    The Texas deep freeze was close to the sum of all fears for electric and gas utilities. If it could go wrong, it did go wrong, and Texans suffered. It has been a shot heard around the...
  • Pat Wood III: George W. Bush Leads on Wind - YouTube
    May 5, 2017 ... Texas leads the country in wind power thanks to a law signed by Governor George W. Bush. In 1996 a skeptical Pat Wood III recalls getting the ...

Pat Wood Speaking Topics

  • Energy Regulatory Issues

  • Telecommunications and the Regulatory Environment

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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