IPPSA 25th Annual Conference. March 10-12, 2019. The Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta

Kris Aksomitis

Kris Aksomitis joined Power Advisory LLC’s newly opened Calgary office as a Director in April 2016. He has over 15 years of experience, and his expertise includes electricity price forecasting, market policy development, carbon policy, and electricity market rule development. His current role has him representing the Cogen Working Group in the AESO Capacity Market design process.

Prior to joining Power Advisory, Kris was the Manager of Market Analysis at TransAlta where he developed long term market forecasts for a range of jurisdictions, provided due diligence for potential asset acquisitions, supported commercial and regulatory analysis, and provided in depth analysis on the impact of Alberta carbon policy to TransAlta’s fleet.

Prior to TransAlta, Kris was Program Manager in the Market Design group at the AESO. His work included developing wind integration proposals for the Alberta market, altering the structure of the operating reserve market, developing demand response services and examining the market price cap for potential changes. During his time at the AESO he conducted stakeholder consultations, developed demand response products, created ISO market rules, worked with system controllers to implement new rules and was a key resource interfacing between internal and external groups. Prior to the AESO, Kris worked at the Alberta Utilities Commission in the Markets group as a Senior Analyst.

Kris has an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary with a focus on competition theory.

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