Former FERC Chair Wellinghoff Joins SolarCity as Chief Policy Officer

Former FERC Chair Jon Wellinghoff named SolarCity Chief Policy Officer

Jon Wellinghoff, former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), has joined SolarCity at its Chief Policy Officer.

Wellinghoff will replace John Stanton, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities after seven years. He helped recruit Wellinghoff, and will remain through the summer to help with the transition. In his new role, Wellinghoff will adivse on federal and state policy for SolarCity and oversee both regulatory and legislative affairs for the company.

Wellinghoff recently served as Partner at law firm Stoel Rives, where he provided expertise in energy law and the development of clean energy technology, consulting on energy policy with leaders in the U.S., China, Australia and Europe. He was the longest serving chair in FERC’s history, from 2009 to 2013. He previously served as general counsel at the Nevada Public Utilities Commission, and served two terms as the state of Nevada’s first Advocate for Customers of Public Utilities.

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