About FERC Office of Energy Projects
Jeff C. Wright, Director
Mr. Wright is the Director of the Office of Energy Projects and has been a member of the Office of Energy Projects since its inception in 2000. This Office is responsible for the licensing, safety, and administration of non-federal hydroelectric projects; the processing of applications for the construction and operation of natural gas pipelines and storage facilities; and the siting and safety of liquefied natural gas terminals. In addition, this Office administers the supplemental siting authority for interstate electric transmission facilities granted by the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
Mr. Wright joined the Commission in 1979 and served as project manager on many applications to site natural gas pipelines and storage facilities. Subsequently, he became the head of the Energy Infrastructure Policy Group. That group was responsible for analyzing and assessing energy infrastructure in the U.S. In this position, Mr. Wright organized and participated in FERC’s regional energy infrastructure conferences in the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and West. Most recently, Mr. Wright has served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Energy Projects.
Mr. Wright received a B.A. in economics from the College of William and Mary and a M.B.A. from the University of Maryland. Mr. Wright was born in Alexandria, Virginia, and now lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife and two daughters.