Alberta Utilities Commission
Kristjana Kellgren is Executive Director of Rates at the Alberta Utilities Commission.
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PUF's Steve Mitnick: You're the executive director of rates. Talk about your job and what you do on a typical day.
Kristjana Kellgren: I'm fairly new to the role and no two days look the same yet. It's an exciting time to be working at the Commission. We're going through a lot of change. It's inspiring and overwhelming.
I joined the Commission a number of years ago from private practice as a lawyer. I had appeared before the Commission as an advocate. Then, in my role as legal counsel for the Commission, I was responsible for providing primarily legal advice on rate-related proceedings for a few years before I pivoted and joined the rates division as director of one of the groups within rates, which is the electric and gas distribution group.
I took that position and led a fantastic team that works primarily on performance-based regulation of gas and electric distribution utilities. That was a challenge and an opportunity. All of this led to my stepping into the executive director role in November of last year.
PUF: What's going on in Alberta, that's exciting?