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Stan Wise
Commissioner Since: January 1, 1995
Year Elected: 1994, 2000, 2006, 2012
Serves Through: December 31, 2018
Republican, Cobb County
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Stan Wise has served on the Public Service Commission since January 1995, having been elected statewide four consecutive times. He was reelected for his fourth term as Commissioner in November 2012 and is currently the longest serving elected constitutional state officer. His first elected public office was as a Cobb County Commissioner in 1990. Prior to his time on the Cobb Commission he served the county as a member of the Cobb County Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals. Wise was a Board Member of the ten-county Atlanta Regional Commission from 1992 through 1994.

Stan was elected by his regulatory peers as President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) in 2003 and 2004, furthering his responsibilities and interaction with Congress, federal agencies, state officials, industry leaders, Wall Street, consumer groups and the news media. Stan has testified multiple times before Congress. Wise is a past President of the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (SEARUC) and serves on the International Relations Committee. He is chairman of the Gas Committee of NARUC. He is also on the Advisory Council for the New Mexico State University Center for Public Utilities. Commissioner Wise serves on the Friend of the Strand Board of Directors. He is also a a member of the Action Ministries Board of Directors, a faith-based charity.

His alma mater, Charleston Southern University, named Wise the Outstanding Alumnus of the Year in 2006. In addition, he was named the Bonbright Center of the Terry College of Business Honoree of the Year in 2005.

He has also served on the U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Advisory Board, the Cobb County Public Schools Educational Foundation, Inc., the Board of Directors of the Cobb YMCA, the Boys Club of Cobb County and the Advisory Board of the North Georgia Law Enforcement Academy. He owned and operated an insurance business in Cobb County for twenty years. Wise was awarded his B.S. in Business Management from the Charleston Southern University in 1974. He also served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve for six years. He and his wife Denise have two grown children.

May 23, 2016U.S. Energy Secretary Appoints Wise to National Petroleum Council
July 13, 2015Wise to Testify in Washington, D.C. on July 14, 2015 before U.S. House of Representatives Hearing on Pipeline Safety
April 8, 2015Guest Column: Georgians Should Look Before Leaping on Solar Energy Offerings
September 9, 2014News Release: Wise Appeals to EPA Head for Fair Treatment of Georgia under Proposed EPA Carbon Emission Rules; Asks for Extension of Comment Period
September 8, 2014Wise Appeals to EPA Head for Fair Treatment of Georgia under Proposed EPA Carbon Emission Rules; Asks for Extension of Comment Period
March 18, 2014Commission Urges Congress to Act to End Georgia Ratepayers Fees for Nuclear Waste Disposal Site
November 21, 2013Commissioner Wise News Release: Federal Court Orders DOE to Stop Collecting Fees for Nuclear Waste Disposal
October 29, 2013Commissioner Wise Marietta Daily Journal op-ed: SOLAR ENERGY NOT ‘A BETTER MOUSETRAP
October 24, 2013Commissioner Wise Dissent in Lifeline Rulemaking in Docket 35537
July 17, 2013Commissioner Wise Dissent in Integrated Resource Supply Decision, Docket 36498 and Demand Supply Management Docket 36499
July 5, 2013Solar Power: Beware Unnecessary Cost to Georgians
December 4, 2012Commissioner Wise Recognizes Hurricane Sandy Storm Teams
March 30, 2012Georgia Power Customers to Receive $567 Million Annual Fuel Rate Reduction
February 10, 2012Commissioner Wise Takes Part in Electricity Reliability Roundtable in Washington, D.C.
October 18, 2011Commissioner Stan Wise to Testify Before Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future.
October 18, 2011Commissioner Stan Wise Testimony before the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future, Atlanta, Georgia
September 14, 2011Testimony of Commissioner Stan Wise Before the House Energy and Power Subcommittee
September 13, 2011Commissioner Stan Wise to Testify Before Congressional Committee
September 8, 2011Letter to Editor on Lifeline Linkup Awareness Week
March 21, 2011Commissioner Wise Supports Proposed AT&T Purchase of T-Mobile USA
March 17, 2011Commission Presents Budget to State Senate Committee; Chairman Wise Stresses Need for Critical Staff Hires
November 18, 2010Comments of Commissioner Stan Wise in response to WSB-TV and Atlanta Journal Constitution reports on Commission attendance during the November 18, 2010 Administrative Session
November 16, 2010Utility Commissioners Donate to Salvation Army Project SHARE
August 10, 2009Letter to Georgia Power on Renewable Resources
August 10, 2009A Call for More Aggressive Marketing of Renewable Energy: Renewables Success Linked to Marketing Efforts
April 21, 2009Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Can Georgia Meet Renewable Energy Mandates? No: Costly mandates hurt ratepayers.
March 26, 2009Atlanta Journal Constitution: Commissioner Wise editorial reponse to: Do Georgians Gain from PSC Vote on Nuke Plants? Yes: Method means ratepayers will avoid a $300 million bill later.
February 26, 2009Text of Commissioner Wise Testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee
February 26, 2009Commissioner Stan Wise Urges Congress to Move Cautiously on Mandating Renewable Energy Portfolios
April 24, 2008Commissioner Stan Wise Urges Consumers to Evaluate Their Natural Gas Price Rates Now Ahead of Potential Increases in Winter Prices
April 8, 2008Statement by Commissioner Stan Wise on Georgia Power's Westinghouse Contract to Build Two Nuclear Reactors
February 5, 2008Commissioner Wise Reports PSC Approves Georgia Power Policy on Placing of Telecommunication Facilities on Electric Transmission Structures
December 7, 2007Real-Time Electricity Pricing Will Save Consumers Money; Commissioner StanWise says Georgia Power consumers able to control energy costs through pilot program
August 22, 2007Wise responds to AJC editorials on ex parte rule
February 15, 2007PSC Member Calls for Real-Time Electricity Pricing; Commissioner Stan Wise says Georgia Power consumers can control energy costs through pilot program
February 8, 2007Commissioner Stan Wise Named to Federal-State Committee to Discuss Competitive Power Procurement
December 8, 2006Commissioner Wise Calls for Commission Action against Buzz Telecom
December 5, 2006Commissioner Wise Requests Georgia Power to Explore Placing of Telecommunication Facilities on Electric Transmission Structures
September 13, 2006Testimony of Commissioner Stan Wise, on behalf of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, on Nuclear Fuel Management and Disposal before the United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energyy and Air Quality
September 12, 2006Chairman Wise Calls for Reform in Funding for Nuclear Waste Facility; Opposes Multi-State Interim Waste Storage Sites
February 20, 2006Georgia Power Files Precursor for Expanding Nuclear Generation PSC Chairman Backs Effort to Diversify Energy Mix
January 25, 2006PSC Staff Restructuring Overdue
December 14, 2005Commissioner Stan Wise Demands Action on Nuclear Waste Repository
May 19, 2005Response to Editorial in the Atlanta Journal Constitution Today Regarding the PSC's Recently Approved Fuel Recovery Case of Georgia Power Company
April 27, 2005Atlanta Gas Light Company Decision Puts Company at Risk
January 18, 2005Statement On Rule Revising Natural Gas Marketer Late Fees
November 18, 2004Commissioner Stan Wise Completes Eventful Year As President of National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
November 10, 2004FCC Decision on VoIP Leaves Unanswered Questions
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