Vinson & Elkins has decades of experience representing
electric, gas, and other utilities in all types of high-stakes state and
federal rate proceedings. From initial filings to appeals to ongoing compliance
counseling, we have the experience and resources to achieve the most beneficial
results for our clients.
With dozens of lawyers on our Electric Regulatory team
located in offices around the nation, V&E is often called on to handle
multibillion dollar, complex cases, involving multiple jurisdictions and
regulatory agencies. Our lawyers have extensive experience representing clients
before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), various federal regional
transmission organizations, the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT), the
Railroad Commission of Texas, and other state and federal agencies. Our
clients include all types of entities affected by rate regulation, including
transmission and distribution utilities, municipal utilities, pipelines,
producers, generators, and power marketers. Our lawyers’ deep experience gives
them insight into all areas of utility rate cases, including the technical and
persuasive aspects of each case, and the skill to select and prepare the best
experts to provide testimony.
represent clients in all facets of utility rate regulation, including parties
in traditional cost-of-service rate cases and sponsors of merchant transmission
projects seeking favorable rate treatment. We have represented clients in every
federal submarket and at several state and federal electric power regulatory
agencies. And when it is necessary to appeal a rate case, we draw on our in-house
Appellate team to represent clients in both state and federal appellate courts.