Jason M. Stanek

Maryland Public Service Commission

Chairman & Co-chair of Joint Federal-State Task Force on Electric Transmission

Jason M. Stanek was appointed Chairman of the Maryland Public Service Commission by Governor Larry Hogan for a five-year term beginning on July 1, 2018. He most recently served as Senior Counsel to the Energy Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce where he advised on matters involving national energy policy, with specific focus on electricity issues and the operations of the regional power markets. Before that, he served in senior positions at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), advising both a FERC Chairman and Commissioner during his 16-year tenure. Prior to arriving in Washington D.C., he held legal positions with the National Fuel Gas Company in Buffalo, New York, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in New York City. Chairman Stanek was named co-chair of the Joint Federal-State Task Force on Electric Transmission—an initiative of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), co-vice chair of NARUC’s Commission Chairs’ Council, vice chair of the Electric Vehicle Working Group, and is a member of NARUC’S Committee on Electricity and the Committee on International Relations. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), is a member of the Center for Public Utilities Advisory Council and the Critical Consumer Issues Forum (CCIF) Advisory Committee. Chairman Stanek earned his law degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University. He also completed studies at American University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is admitted to practice law in New York. He lives in Riverdale, Maryland.

Sessions With Jason M. Stanek

Thursday, 10 March

  • 07:30am - 08:35am (CST) / 10/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 02:35 pm

    Making the Connection: Renewables & the grid

    Panel Power & Renewables
    Renewables such as wind and solar are becoming increasingly cost-competitive and are being rapidly deployed to meet decarbonization goals and growing customer and corporate demand for clean energy. At the same time, these resources tend to be located farther away from load centers—in areas where the wind blows hard or the sun shines bright. Transmission is therefore becoming increasingly important to integrate renewables onto the grid and ensure a reliable, affordable clean electricity system. Yet developing new transmission is often slowed down by complex planning and permitting processes, cost allocation issues, and/or legal challenges—with long interconnection queues and network upgrade costs delaying many new wind and solar resources from coming online. What solutions are available to facilitate new transmission development? What opportunities are there to boost existing transmission capacity? What are the roles of policymakers versus the private sector?