Chris provides legal services to the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. He principally handles regulatory litigation, representing commission staff in rate proceedings and other regulatory actions before the commission. Chris also represents the commission in court, both in appeals from its decisions and in original actions. As a result of the knowledge and skills he gained from Vermont Law’s IEE and energy curriculum, Chris has had an opportunity to serve as counsel in proceedings involving: the proper interpretation of WA’s renewable portfolio standard; negotiating and defending inter-jurisdictional cost allocation methodologies; prudence reviews of smart grid and emission control technologies; calculation of PURPA avoided cost rates; review of proposals for novel utility services; expansion of the CAISO and its Energy Imbalance Market, and enforcement actions against numerous utility and transportation companies. Vermont Law’s IEE and energy curriculum prepared Chris to embark on an exciting and fulfilling career.