Christine Vangelatos

Christine Vangelatos

Managing Director Engineering & Market Analytics - Board Member

Christine Vangelatos is ZGlobal’s Managing Director of Engineering and market Analytics. Christine has over two decades of experience in the day-to-day operations of the energy market and settlements. She has extensive experience with implementing large market systems, providing market settlements design, business analysis, financial impact assessments, and has a thorough knowledge of the CAISO Tariff. She is an expert in the CAISO Nodal Market, asset valuation, and economic analysis for a variety of generating and transmission assets. Christine has worked at ZGlobal since 2006 after working at CAISO for 10 years where she successfully managed CAISO market operations testing, analysis, and settlements projects. Prior to joining the CAISO, Christine was a senior power system engineer at PG&E. 

Her years of experience provide our clients with solid energy market information that is essential when making investment decisions.

At ZGlobal, Christine leads a highly skilled team of engineers and analysts that develop and use various deterministic and stochastic models, and analytics to perform energy market bidding, scheduling, and settlements. Below is Christine’s area of expertise: 

  • Asset Valuation & portfolio optimization 
  • Production Cost & Revenue Modeling Forecast
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Acquisition Validation & Analytics
  • Energy, Ancillary Services & Capacity Valuation
  • Energy Market & Analytics
  • LMP Forecasts & Market Assessments
  • Congestion Market Assessment & Optimization
  • Market Advisory Services
  • Hybrid and Co-located Renewables and Battery storage analysis
  • Middle & Back-Office Integration
  • Shadow settlements
  • Reconciliation with metered energy
  • Statement validation and disputes
  • Cost allocation

Christine holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo as well as a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix, Sacramento.

Recent Accomplishments:

  • Conducted a comprehensive asset valuation for the acquisition of a fleet of 750 MW of generation.
  • Performed a curtailment and congestion analysis for a portfolio of generation, identified root causes, proposed both short- and long-term mitigation plans and bid strategies.   
  • Performed an independent assessment and quantification of the potential economic benefits of its proposed Enhanced Gas Turbine (EGTTM) System. The objective of ZGlobal’s assessment was to quantify potential economic and environmental benefits provided by the EGTTM system and provide an independent report to regulators and investors.  This has led to the successful implementation of the EGTTM system on several sites with better-than-expected results.
  • Successfully managed the bidding, and settlements of 3,500 MW of load and nearly 10,500 MW of generation in Western Interconnection and ERCOT with over $1 billion in transaction value.