Chris DaCosta

Director, CAISO Desk
 
Chris DaCosta

As the Regional Director for the CAISO/WECC desk, I manage a team responsible for all things related to power markets out west. We cover everything from long term hydro forecasts for the Pacific Northwest to daily congestion patterns caused by the large amount of renewable generation in California. I have been analyzing the CAISO market in depth since it went nodal in 2009 and have experienced firsthand how California’s quest to lead the world in green energy has resulted in a constantly evolving market, with all the challenges and opportunities that go with it. Using that experience along with several models and tools I helped develop, my team and I provide custom market insights to a large variety of customers, from asset owners to virtual traders to utilities. Prior to joining Genscape I worked for a large energy supplier in New England on the pricing/structuring team.