Jeff Christian
Jeff Christian
Partner at Lawson Lundell LLP
(604) 631-9115
(604) 669-1620
925 West Georgia St, Suite 1600, Cathedral Pl, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 1994 (BC); 2001 (NT); 2014 (AB)
Jeff is a litigation lawyer with a practice focused on energy and regulated utilities. Jeff represents utilities and market participants at the BC and Alberta Utilities Commissions on rate design, revenue requirements, contribution policy, wholesale transmission services, facility approval, cost of service, and cost of capital matters. He also represents participants in proceedings at the National Energy Board and the Northwest Territories Public Utility Board. He advises clients on a wide range of regulatory issues including those arising from buying and selling utility shares and assets, cross-border energy trade, municipal franchises, district energy systems, renewable energy development, mandatory reliability standards, and administrative penalty schemes. In 2009 he served, on BC’s Green Energy Advisory Task Force, and he has taught public utility regulation at the UBC law school. Jeff is recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada for energy regulatory law, by Benchmark Canada for energy and natural resources litigation, and by Chambers Canada for energy (power). He was also named Energy Regulatory Law Lawyer of the Year in Vancouver for 2013 by Best Lawyers. Jeff is called to the Bars of British Columbia (1994), the Northwest Territories (2001), and Alberta (2014).
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On July 26, 2018, Teck Resources Ltd. (Teck) completed the sale of its remaining two-thirds interest in the Waneta Hydroelectric Generating Facility to BC Hydro (BC Hydro) for $1.2B.