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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Investment Impact of Alberta's Renewable Energy Moratorium Renewable energy projects factsheet

Publication Aug. 24, 2023- By Jason Wang, Will Noel
There are 118 renewable energy projects impacted by the Alberta Government's abrupt announcement of a seven-month moratorium on renewable energy development. The planning, development, and construction of these projects would generate an estimated 24,000 full-time jobs. This moratorium has created uncertainty for investors in a growing economic sector.
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A Guide to Installing EV Infrastructure in Alberta's Multi-Unit Residential Buildings How to prepare for an electric vehicle future

Publication July 25, 2023- By Steven Han, Jason Wang
Since 2017, sales of electric vehicles (EVs) in the province of Alberta have increased almost ninefold and are predicted to continue to grow in the coming years. The number and location of EV chargers will need to keep pace with demand. With the rapid transition from gas-fueled to hybrids and all-electric cars, this guide offers resources and advice for property owners/managers and condo boards on how to prepare their buildings for an EV future.
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Exploring Ontario’s Pathways to Net-Zero Electricity Pembina Institute response to the IESO Pathways to Decarbonization report

Publication May 18, 2023- By Jason Wang, Binnu Jeyakumar
Provinces are making decisions that will have long-term consequences for the economy and the climate. The Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator has released a report considering power generation options and concluded that the province will continue to need natural gas to avoid rolling blackouts and an unreliable grid. Read our response to the report and recommendations that subsequent analysis include additional scenarios and greater inclusion of cheaper renewables in the energy mix.
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Amendments to Emissions Performance Standards in Ontario Pembina Institute comments and recommendations

Publication Oct. 18, 2022- By Jason Wang, Binnu Jeyakumar
A stringent and credible Emissions Performance Standards (EPS) program is paramount to creating policy certainty for Ontario businesses and industries. In August 2022, Ontario released its proposed amendments to the EPS; these, however, fall short of aligning to the federal benchmark and do not provide a clear path to a net-zero grid. The Pembina Institute provides recommendations for strengthening the EPS to provide policy certainty and unlock low-carbon prosperity.
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Pembina Institute response to the proposed frame for the Clean Electricity Regulations Submission to Environment and Climate Change Canada

Publication Aug. 18, 2022- By Binnu Jeyakumar, Nick Schumacher, Jason Wang, Karambir Singh, Alex Beattie
Pembina Institute's response to the Government of Canada's proposed frame for the forthcoming Clean Electricity Regulations notes that it is crucial that Canada achieves a net-zero grid by 2035 in order to facilitate the full decarbonization of the rest of the economy by 2050, enable grid reliability and resilience, ensure affordability of energy for consumers, create jobs and economic development opportunities, and address historic inequities in the energy system.


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