H. Christine Richards is a researcher whose expertise includes the use of advanced technologies in the energy, water and transportation industries. Ms. Richards is currently the research director for clean-tech research company Zpryme, based in Austin, Texas, and adjunct faculty with the University of Denver. Prior to these roles Ms. Richards worked at Energy Central, a leading North American information services provider for the utility industry, as research director for the Utility Analytics Institute, vice president of the Intelligent Utility division, and editor-in-chief of Intelligent Utility magazine. She also served as the lead analyst for the intelligent grid practice at IDC Energy Insights.
Ms. Richards received her master’s degree from Cornell University and graduated Summa cum Laude with a bachelor of science from Colorado State University.