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Christine Runge joined Power Advisory in 2017. She has been involved in the development of the capacity market through all stages of consultation with the AESO (i.e. the SAM working groups, the CMD working groups, and the industry consultation sessions on the draft rules) and throughout the proceeding before the Alberta Utilities Commission, including the preparation of evidence and rebuttal evidence.
Christine Runge was actively involved in the 2018 tariff proceeding, including the preparation of expert evidence and testimony in front of the Alberta Utilities Commission. This evidence and testimony focused on the tariff implications for distribution connected generators. She continues to be involved in this work through the Commission initiated distribution system inquiry.
Prior to joining Power Advisory, Christine Runge worked for the Alberta Utilities Commission in the distribution rates department, where she was involved in all aspects of the regulatory process. Some of the highlights of Christine’s time at the AUC include analyzing the financial performance of utilities during the first generation of Performance Based Regulation to help assess the effectiveness of the PBR plans, taking responsibility for the capital aspect of the second generation of PBR that resulted in the innovative K-bar mechanism, being highly involved in the policy evaluation of the capacity market transition working with other government agencies, and building a cost allocation and rate design model to assess the bill impacts of the capacity market implementation.
Prior to the AUC, Christine worked for the Alberta Electric System Operator in the competitive process department, where she was involved in designing a competitive procurement process and using that process to bid out the Fort McMurray West transmission project. A similar process is currently being used for the Renewable Electricity Program to help reach the government’s target of 30% renewable energy by 2030.
Christine holds an M.A. in Economics and graduated from the University of Calgary. Her capstone project for graduate school studied the effect of wind generation on pool price in Alberta’s electricity market.