Chris Bystrom is a litigation Partner in Vancouver where he specializes in advising clients in the energy and power sectors. As an experienced energy regulatory lawyer, Chris is frequently chosen by public utilities to act as counsel before the British Columbia Utilities Commission and Alberta Utilities Commission.
Chris acts as counsel for major gas and electric utilities in British Columbia and Alberta on a wide array of regulatory matters. He has acted as lead counsel for major utilities in proceedings related to cost of service and incentive-based rates, rate design, capital plans, major projects and facilities, prudence reviews, demand-side management, renewable natural gas, commission-initiated inquiries, and customer complaints, amongst others.
Chris has also acted for the proponent of major transmission line projects in environmental assessment processes, and for BC Hydro regarding the environmental assessment of the Site C Clean Energy Project.
Chris brings to his practice a deep understanding of his client’s business and the importance of the long-term relationship that his clients have with their regulators. Chris practices a team-based approach, which is essential for achieving successful results in complex regulatory proceedings.