Pat Wood, III

Former FERC Chairman and Principal, Wood3 Resources


Pat Wood, III is Principal of Wood3 Resources, focusing on development of electric power and natural gas infrastructure. In addition to his work with Hunt Power/InfraREIT in power transmission, Wood is Board Chairman of independent power producer Dynegy, Lead Director of solar firm SunPower and Director of utility contractor Quanta Services.

Known for his vigorous advocacy of customer-focused competitive markets as a replacement for government regulation, Wood served under George W. Bush as Chairman of both the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He led the construction of the nation’s most successful competitive electric market (Texas) and, while heading FERC, he expanded wholesale power competition across more than two-thirds of the nation’s economy.

Wood has a B.S. in civil engineering from Texas A&M University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
He and his wife, Kathleen, and their four sons are proud to call Houston home.