Christine Ryan advises electric cooperatives, municipal electric systems and independent power producers on regulatory, transactional and financing issues. Her work with electric cooperatives—both generation and transmission and distribution cooperatives—extends to many aspects of their businesses and operations. During her more than 30 years working in the electric utility industry, Christine has focused extensively on energy markets, power plant development, renewables, restructuring matters, regional transmission organizations, power supply and transmission agreements, and all areas of federal power marketing.
Christine’s extensive experience in the energy industry includes involvement in large-scale electric project development and contract negotiations, helping clients take power plants from the drawing board to commercial operation. She has helped clients secure financing arrangements, inter-creditor arrangements, permitting, and ownership structures that meet the needs of one or more owners. She has assisted clients with negotiating agreements covering such areas as engineering, procurement and construction; asset purchase; joint ownership; operation and maintenance; fuel; and power supply.
Her regulatory work includes involvement in the major rulemaking processes affecting the electric industry and litigating cases before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). She closely follows regulatory developments of the FERC, Environmental Protection Agency, Rural Utilities Service, Southwestern Power Administration and several state commissions.
As the energy industry has evolved, Christine has navigated clients through their power supply choices and the challenges of an uncertain regulatory landscape.