Jeff C. Wright
Mr. Wright has over 35 years of experience in the natural gas pipeline, storage and LNG industries. He has testified as a leading energy expert before the House Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Power, Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources, as well as the House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Water and Power. Mr. Wright also represented the U.S. Government/Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in presentations on federal siting procedures to numerous foreign delegations, including but not limited to, Russia, India, Indonesia, Singapore and Mexico. Mr. Wright also met regularly with his regulatory counterparts in Canada and Mexico.
Prior to joining BWMQ, Mr. Wright was the Director of the Office of Energy Projects at the FERC from 2009 to 2015. Prior to becoming Director, Mr. Wright served as the office's Deputy Director from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Wright's career at FERC spanned 35 years of increasing responsibility. Mr. Wright worked on many of the important interstate pipeline, storage and LNG infrastructure projects during his career at FERC. Mr. Wright supervised the analysis and subsequent approval of all natural gas pipeline facilities between 2007 and 2015; including 79.8 Bcf per day of pipeline capacity, 5,789 miles of pipeline, 3.8 million horsepower of compression at an estimated cost of $38 billion; 775 Bcf of Storage capacity, 28.5 Bcf per day of deliverability, and 729,819 horsepower of compression; and five LNG export terminals with a combined liquefaction capacity of 9.2 Bcf per day. Mr. Wright oversaw the authority to site interstate electric transmission facilities under the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
During his tenure with the FERC, Mr. Wright directed a staff of 340 technical professionals responsible for analyzing applications to construct and operate natural gas pipelines, natural gas storage, and liquefied natural gas terminals (for the export and/or import of natural gas); licensing non-federal hydroelectric projects, the administration and compliance with the licenses, and the safety of the dams under the agency's authority; and, overseeing the authority to site interstate electric transmission facilities under the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
Mr. Wright has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, December 1989. Member of Business Honor Society. He also has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the College of William and Mary, May 1979.