FERC
SolarCity

Jon Wellinghoff

Advisor
San Francisco Bay Area

Jon Wellinghoff, was the longest serving Chairman of FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the primary US energy regulatory body, appointed in 2006 by President George W Bush, and confirmed by the US Senate.  In 2009 he was named Chairman of FERC by President Barack Obama.

Jon is one of the leading global policy experts on energy and technology in renewables and smart grid.  He currently serves as advisor to leading technology startups on policy, including having served as Chief Policy Officer for SolarCity (Acq NASDAQ:TSLA), and authored the Nevada Renewable Portfolio standard.


 
Craig Lawrence has served in venture capital, engineering, product, and executive roles across his 25 year career.

Craig led energy investing at leading Silicon Valley venture fund Accel Partners during the heart of the “first wave” of cleantech venture capital. During that period, Accel had one of the highest success rates in cleantech of any major Silicon Valley VC, investing in early stage cleantech companies, with exits from SunRun (NASDAQ: RUN), now the leading residential solar provider in the US, and OPower (NYSE: OPWR, acquired by NYSE:ORCL), the leading energy efficiency software and service provider to utilities.

Craig has held senior executive roles at leading companies driving the energy transition, including Vice President of Products at energy analytics software startup Treverity, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at SolarBridge Technologies - one of the leading residential solar inverter manufacturers (acquired by NASDAQ:SPWR), and General Manager of Residential Solar at SunEdison, one of the pioneers in solar project development and financing.

Craig began his career as a design engineer, and then served as a Practice Lead at IDEO, a global design, engineering and innovation firm helping clients across multiple industries launch innovative products and services. Craig created and led IDEO’s energy practice, advising many of the leading energy tech startups on their product launches.  Craig is an inventor on patents ranging from portable fuel cells to office furniture. Craig holds a B.S. in Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University.

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Led product management for the world’s first high volume AC module, acquired by SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR)

Over $250M in sales

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Industrial Design at IDEO for Bloombox, the world’s best selling fuel cell product

Over $1B sales, IPO (NYSE: BE)

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Industrial Design at IDEO for Bloombox, the world’s best selling fuel cell product

Over $1B sales, IPO (NYSE: BE)