Christopher Russo

Vice President, Practice Leader of Energy

Christopher Russo is a Vice President and the head of CRA’s Energy Practice. He advises domestic and international clients in the electricity and gas industries in the areas of investment strategy and economic analysis, asset valuation, energy technology, and generation and transmission development.

His expertise covers electricity and gas markets in North America, Europe, and the Middle East. He also regularly testifies in litigation and disputes on issues regarding the economics of energy markets and assets. Mr. Russo also served on the Board of Directors of Neuco, a Boston-based company which provides software to enable neural network control of power plants.

Prior to joining CRA, Mr. Russo was a senior consultant with Cambridge Energy Research Associates in Paris. Prior to that, he owned his own energy consulting firm and worked for ABB Corporate Research in the US and Switzerland. Mr. Russo started his career at MIT as the Plant Engineer for the campus cogeneration power plant, and he later held an academic appointment as a Visiting Scientist at the MIT Energy Laboratory.

Selected Engagements

  • 01
    Developing an ESG framework to create stakeholder value for an infrastructure fund
    CRA worked with a major North American infrastructure fund to conduct a baseline diagnostic and peer benchmark of their ESG strategy, processes, and asset...
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  • 02
    Ontario Electricity Contract Savings Review
    In early 2020, CRA completed a review of possible opportunities for savings from the Independent Electricty System Operator’s (IESO) portfolio of electricity...
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  • 03
    Vattenfall et al. v. Germany
    Claim against Germany in relation to that country’s decision to phase-out nuclear power.
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