Vinson & Elkins combines experience in mergers and acquisitions, project development and finance, energy regulation, environmental compliance, tax, and litigation with deep industry knowledge to serve clients involved in the electric power industry. The firm represents electric generating, transmission, and distribution utilities, independent power producers, financial institutions, clean energy companies, power traders, and private equity and venture capital investors.
V&E has been involved in a number of award-winning conventional and renewable power generation and transmission projects around the globe, demonstrating particular strength in Latin America, North America, the Middle East, and Africa. The team is familiar with the entire suite of contractual arrangements
involved in the development of a power project, from siting and permitting, through engineering, construction, financing, and operation.
The firm also routinely handles matters related to regional transmission organizations, rate filings for transmission and ancillary services, electric cooperative and municipal power agency financings and restructurings, hydroelectric licensing and compliance, and
related federal and state regulatory matters.