IPPSA 28th Annual Conference. November 13-15, 2022. The Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta

Kristjana Kellgren

Kristjana Kellgren

Executive Director, Rates, Alberta Utilities Commission ENMAX

Kristjana Kellgren leads the AUC Rates Division, a role she assumed in September 2020 after progressing through increasingly demanding legal and rates leadership roles at the AUC beginning in 2014.

As executive director of rates, Ms. Kellgren oversees all aspects of supporting the Commission’s determination of just and reasonable rates and tariffs for regulated utility services.  She also leads or otherwise contributes to various aspects of modernizing and streamlining the AUC’s rates determination processes and approaches to optimize regulatory efficiency and support the competitiveness of Alberta’s regulated utilities sector.

Prior to becoming the executive director of rates, Ms. Kellgren was the AUC’s director of electric and gas distribution, overseeing the rate-setting for Alberta’s electric and natural gas distribution utilities serving more than three million sites, and leading and managing a multidisciplinary team focused on implementing performance-based regulation.  She joined the AUC as legal counsel, focused on rates-related matters and complaints across the spectrum of electric and gas transmission, distribution, retail, municipal and water proceedings.  Prior to her work at the AUC, Ms. Kellgren worked as a lawyer in private practice, with a particular focus on regulatory and administrative law matters.

A graduate of the University of Alberta and Dalhousie University, Ms. Kellgren holds a bachelor of arts and a bachelor of laws with a certificate in business law.  More recently, Ms. Kellgren has completed training in leadership from the University of Calgary.  She has a strong background in administrative law, including acting as a sessional instructor at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law, and appearing before and acting on behalf of various administrative tribunals in Alberta.