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Jonathan Wright is a member of the firm’s Energy Industry Group, and counsels industry clients on a diverse range of transactional and regulatory matters. Mr. Wright counsels developers, investors and lenders in the development and financing of energy infrastructure assets, as well as mergers and acquisitions, with a particular focus on renewable generation and battery storage facilities.

Mr. Wright also counsels clients on electric and natural gas matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, where he previously served as an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of the General Counsel. He specializes in matters involving electric generation interconnection, wholesale electric market design and participation, mergers and acquisitions involving jurisdictional assets, and natural gas pipeline rate proposals.

  • Lender in financing of portfolio of battery storage projects in southern California.
  • Wind power subsidiary of Fortune 100 company in sale of three wind projects totaling 250 MW in western Texas.
  • Sponsor in proposed development of portfolio of battery storage projects in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Public utility in obtaining FPA Section 203 approval from FERC regarding sale of minority ownership interest.
  • Fortune 100 company in restructuring of its Texas-based power generation subsidiary and acquisition of 1,265-MW power plant in Handley, Texas.
  • Sub-Saharan African state-owned utility in proposed restructuring to multi-business holding company.
  • Sponsor in acquisition of majority interest in project company developing 128-MW power plant in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
  • Wind project developer in protest of public utility’s proposed changes to open access transmission tariff filed with FERC.
  • Wind project developer in complaint before FERC regarding generation and transmission cooperative’s generator interconnection procedures.
  • Wind project developer in FERC rulemaking proceeding regarding electric grid resiliency and baseload generation security.
  • Trade association of industrial natural gas consumers in FERC rulemaking proceeding regarding natural gas pipeline income tax allowance reductions due to Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
  • Trade association of industrial natural gas consumers in Natural Gas Action Section 5 proceedings before FERC regarding justness and reasonableness of natural gas pipelines’ existing transportation rates.
  • Canadian natural gas company in developing FERC compliance program.
  • Canadian natural gas company in obtaining DOE import authorization.
  • Retail electric provider in preparing required initial filings with Texas Public Utilities Commission.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Energy Bar Association, Member
  • Clean Energy Leadership Institute, Fellow

Previous Experience

  • Attorney-Advisor, Office of the General Counsel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (2013-2017)