Pat Wood III
CEO, Hunt Energy Network
Pat Wood III has been the chief executive of the Hunt Energy Network since February 2019. Best known for his role in setting up competitive utility markets while serving as chairman of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, today he and his team are active in the development of distributed energy resources in Texas. He is an evangelist for the decentralized, decarbonized, democratized future of power. Earlier in his career, Pat was an attorney with global law firm Baker & Botts, legal counsel to the Railroad Commission of Texas chairman, and an associate project engineer with oil and gas producer Arco Indonesia, in Jakarta. He received a civil engineering degree from Texas A&M University and a law degree from Harvard. Pat is a past Board Chairman of Dynegy, a past director of SunPower Corp., Quanta Services, Memorial Resource Development, Inc. and TPI Composites, a founding member of the Texas A&M Smart Grid Council, chairman of Airtricity’s North American Advisory Committee, a member of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s External Advisory Council and a member of the National Petroleum Council. He serves on the Executive Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star. He and his wife, Kathleen, are the parents of four sons, so there is never a dull moment.