Senior Policy Analyst – Infrastructure & Reliability Division, Public Utility Commission of Texas
Christine Wright has 15 years of broad energy industry experience, having worked in both the public and private sectors. Since joining the Commission in March 2005, she has worked in the Infrastructure, Competitive Markets and Rate Regulations Divisions. During that time she has been responsible for monitoring the day-to-day operation of the Texas retail electric market, including pricing issues, regulated rate and tariff matters, ERCOT retail transaction issues, and other retail and wholesale competitive issues. Ms. Wright has led staff teams on numerous rulemaking projects, provided expert testimony in contested cases, and negotiated settlements. She was the primary author of reports to the legislature on demand response and smart grid in 2006, 2008, and 2010. Ms. Wright sits on the board of the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative. Prior to Ms. Wright’s employment with the PUCT, she was employed by Energy Strategies, LLC., where she consulted on energy procurement, contract negotiation, and demand-side management issues, including several competitive bid processes for large users to acquire their natural gas and power requirements. She also led the government affairs efforts for a trade association comprised of large energy users.