Maria Hanley
Energy Industry Analyst, Office of Electric Reliability
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)


Maria Hanley is an Energy Industry Analyst in the Office of Electric Reliability at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). She was formerly an Energy Analyst in Strategic Energy Analysis and Planning at the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL). She has had a 20+ year career as an energy analyst dealing with regulated and deregulated utilities, traditional and renewable energy technologies, infrastructure, and policy, among other areas of expertise. She currently conducts technical and regulatory analysis studies that address the capabilities, limitations, barriers, and opportunities for the generation, transmission, distribution, storage, and consumption of electric power, as well as relationships between electric power and other critical infrastructure. She holds an M.S. in Environmental Science & Management from Duquesne University and a B.A. in policy analysis from DeSales University.