Jason WangSenior Analyst

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Jason Ruochen Wang is a senior analyst working on the Pembina Institute's electricity program, focusing on Canada’s net-zero electricity grid goal, electric vehicle infrastructure, and regulatory reform for utilities. Jason has a degree in mechanical engineering (University of Alberta) and an M.Sc. in Engineering and Policy Analysis (TU Delft) that focused on strategic, "deep uncertainty" thinking and the science-policy interface.

He has previously worked with the Government of Alberta on climate policy analysis, industrial carbon pricing regulations, and adaptation risk management. He has also worked on industrial energy efficiency in a pulp mill, resource governance research with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, distributed energy systems modelling at the Centre for Integrated Energy Research in the U.K., and improving decision-making processes in the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He previously led the University of Alberta EcoCar team, which builds and races ultra-efficient hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Jason is also a member of the Canadian Energy Modelling Hub’s Knowledge Mobilization thematic committee.

Jason is based on Edmonton (Treaty 6) and can be found biking, rock climbing, and promoting active transportation outside of work.

Contact Jason Wang

cell: 780-680-9264 • email: jasonw@pembina.org

Jason Wang's Recent Publications

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Is Alberta's renewable energy industry being treated fairly? How to assess the outcome of the Alberta Utilities Commission inquiry into the ongoing economic, orderly and efficient development of electricity generation

Publication Feb. 15, 2024- By Jason Wang, Courtney Smith, Scott MacDougall
When Alberta’s renewable energy moratorium ends (February 29, 2024), the Pembina Institute will be evaluating if the Government of Alberta made reasonable changes, within the context of the lack of accountability awarded other sectors needing substantial reform, through seven criteria.
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How Alberta can avoid another grid alert We know how to make our grid cleaner, more affordable, and more reliable — so it's time to act

Op-ed Jan. 29, 2024- By Jason Wang, Scott MacDougall
The January 2024 electricity grid alert highlighted the need for a range of improvements in Alberta. The government knows many of the solutions - but they need to start acting on them rather than muddling public understanding and politicizing the issue. Alberta needs to work with other provinces and the federal government to create a grid that is reliable, affordable, and clean.
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Transmission Policy in Alberta Pembina Institute comments and recommendations

Publication Nov. 30, 2023- By Jason Wang, Karambir Singh
Expanding and enhancing Alberta's grid infrastructure is key to building a clean, affordable, and reliable electricity system. Transmission policy and planning need to be modernized and recognize the importance of rapidly decarbonizing the electricity system, which can save Alberta on their electricity bills.
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Alberta Utilities Commission Renewable Electricity Generation Inquiry - Module A Pembina Institute's written submission

Publication Nov. 22, 2023- By Jason Wang, Simon Dyer, Ecojustice, Big Spruce Law
Pembina Institute submitted it's response with Ecojustice and Big Spruce Law for the Alberta Utilities Commission inquiry on renewable energy development, addressing issues for calling the moratorium in August 2023, including reclamation, land use and pristine viewscapes.

Green Budget Coalition Recommendations for Budget 2024

Publication Nov. 17, 2023- By Jessica McIlroy, Jason Wang, Kendall Anderson, Scott MacDougall, Jan Gorski, Adam Thorn, Green Budget Coalition
The Green Budget Coalition appreciated the major federal funding announcements for climate and nature in Budget 2023 and at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity COP15 in Montreal, and urges the government to continue to seize this opportunity to transform society to address the twin climate and biodiversity crises, create sustainable jobs and ensure enduring prosperity and well-being for all.


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