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Andrew N. Beach
Andrew N. Beach
Counsel — Energy Regulation
Counsel — Energy Regulation

Andrew N. Beach

Andrew N. Beach
Washington

2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 500 West
Washington, DC 20037

Andrew N. Beach

Experience Highlights

  • Represented a natural gas pipeline in a FERC certificate proceeding to construct a greenfield expansion into Manhattan

  • Represented a natural gas pipeline in a technical conference and settlement conferences related to a fuel-tracking mechanism

  • Represented a public utility in obtaining FERC approval of statutory incentives and transmission formula rate with respect to a major new transmission project

  • Represented natural gas pipelines in the negotiation of precedent agreements for pipeline expansions

  • Represented a natural gas shipper in the negotiation of agreements for interstate pipeline capacity

  • Represented a natural gas pipeline in a FERC certificate proceeding for the expansion of an existing system to supply capacity constrained New England Markets

  • Advised a natural gas storage provider in a rate settlement

  • Represented a natural gas pipeline in a FERC certificate proceeding related to 78-mile greenfield expansion

  • Represented a natural gas pipeline in a FERC technical conference related to changes in fuel assessment as a result of reversals of traditional system flows

  • Represented a natural gas shipper in rate and tariff proceedings before the FERC and in interstate pipeline meetings related to tariff modifications and implementation

  • Represented a project sponsor in the construction and operation of the first independent storage reservoir project in the Rockies, including with respect to tariff implementation and certificate amendment matters

  • Obtained approval pursuant to Section 203 of the Federal Power Act for the acquisition of a generating portfolio

  • Obtained approval of market-based rate authority under Section 205 of the Federal Power Act for generators and power marketer

  • Obtained approval pursuant to Section 203 of the Federal Power Act for the acquisition of a retail electricity and natural gas marketer with operations in 14 states and Canada

  • Represented electric transmission companies in connection with rate and tariff filings under Section 205 of the Federal Power Act

  • Obtained approval of financing authority for electric transmission companies under Section 204 of the Federal Power Act

  • Represented natural gas pipelines in the negotiation of precedent agreements for pipeline expansions

  • Represented a natural gas shipper in the negotiation of agreements for interstate pipeline capacity

  • Represented a natural gas producer in the negotiation of gathering and processing agreements

  • Advised a private equity fund regarding federal regulatory matters in acquisition of ownership interest in existing and project interstate natural gas pipelines

  • Advised a client regarding due diligence for acquisition of upstream and midstream gas assets

  • Riverstone Holdings in the $9.5 billion formation of Talen Energy Corporation, one of the largest independent power producers in the U.S., through a Reverse Morris Trust spin-off of PPL Corporation’s merchant power generation business and the concurrent combination thereof with Riverstone’s merchant power generation business and associated debt financings

  • Advised private equity firms regarding state regulatory matters in the purchase of an electric utility holding company

  • Advised an investor-owned utility on regulatory issues related to the purchase and sale of electric distribution assets

  • Advised an investment bank in regulatory matters related to acquisitions of wind development projects

  • Advised a private equity fund on federal and state regulatory matters regarding the potential acquisition of a public utility holding company of a combination gas and electric distribution utility

Credentials

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1999
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.S., Accounting magna cum laude, 1996

Legal 500 U.S., Energy Regulation: Oil & Gas, 2020 and 2021

  • Member: Energy Bar Association
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • “DOE Adjusts its Delegation Proposal,” V&E Climate Change Report, November 2, 2011, Issue 16 (co-author)
  • “Maryland Commission Staff Analysis of Ring-fencing Measures for Investor Owned Electric and Gas Utilities,” The NNRI Journal of Applied Regulation, Volume 3 at page 1, December 2005 (co-author)