As the Principal for Wood3 Resources, Pat Wood’s development focus is on competitive power generation, independent power transmission and new power technologies. He comes to the position with a vast amount of experience from a lengthy career in developing energy infrastructure. He began working with energy in 1995 when then Governor George W. Bush named Wood to head the Public Utility Commission of Texas. He went on to be Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, leading the responses to the 2000-2001 California energy crisis, the bankruptcy of Enron, and the 2003 Northeastern power blackout. Under his leadership, the FERC promoted the development of a cleaner, more competitive power generation fleet, natural gas infrastructure expansions, and a more robust power transmission grid -- all in the context of well-ordered competitive energy markets.
Wood is a director of three public infrastructure companies: SunPower, Dynegy, Quanta Services. He holds a B.S. degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University, and he received a J.D. from Harvard Law School.