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 North American hydrogen market entry strategy for major international renewable and hydrogen developer
    Situation: A major international renewable and hydrogen developer were seeking support in developing a North American hydrogen market entry strategy. A team of...
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  • 02
    Assessing advanced nuclear integration in North American utilities
    CRA’s team of nuclear experts evaluated the potential benefits of incorporating advanced nuclear into a typical North American utility system and quantified...
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  • 03
    Evaluating government support for nuclear technology advancement
    CRA’s team of energy consultants worked closely with the government of a Tier 1 nuclear country to conduct a review of the efficacy of the current government...
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