Christina Simeone

Christina Simeone

Researcher IV-Model Engineering


Christina E. Simeone is a member of the Transmission Group in the Grid Planning and Analysis Center. She currently works on the National Transmission Planning Study and Los Angeles 100 Equity initiatives providing regulatory and economic research and analysis. Christina has worked in the private, public, non-profit, and academic sectors on the intersection of energy and the environment. 

Research Interests

Electricity sector policy, planning, and economics

Retail electricity rate design analysis

Stakeholder governance in regional transmission organizations and independent system operators

Transportation electrification economics and policy

Petroleum refinery economics


Ph.D., Advanced Energy Systems, Economics and Business, Colorado School of Mines

M.S., Environmental Studies, University of Pennsylvania

B.A., Economics, University of Miami

Professional Experience

Director of Policy and External Affairs, Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, University of Pennsylvania (2014 – 2019)

Director of the Energy Center for Enterprise and the Environment, PennFuture (2011 – 2014)

Policy Director, Alliance for Climate Protection (2009 – 2011)

Special Assistant for Energy and Climate Change, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (2007 – 2009)

Compliance Officer, ALC Environmental (2005 – 2007)

Associations and Memberships

Affiliate Faculty, Colorado School of Mines, Economic and Business

Board Member, Philadelphia Sustainable Development Fund

Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy (emeritus)

External Advisory Board Member, University of Pennsylvania’s Earth and Environmental Science Department (emeritus)

Member, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Climate Change Advisory Committee (emeritus)

Featured Work

The Bill Alignment Test: Identifying Trade-offs With Residential Rate Design Options, Utilities Policy (2023)

Pass-through in Residential Retail Electricity Competition: Evidence from Pennsylvania, Utilities Policy (2023)

Cordon Screen: A Cordon-based Congestion Pricing Policy Evaluation Method for US CitiesJournal of Air & Waste Management Association (2023)

There's No Place Like Home: Residential Parking, Electrical Access, and Implications for the Future of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure, NREL Technical Report (2021)

Reforming FERC’s RTO/ISO stakeholder governance principlesThe Electricity Journal (2021)

PJM Governance: Can reforms improve outcomes?, Kleinman Center for Energy Policy (2017)