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Electric Power & Utility Regulation

Experience Highlights

  • Represented a power generation company in preparing an application for a loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Energy Policy Act of 2005

  • Counsels the largest transmission and distribution electric utility in Texas in matters related to North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s Reliability Standards, including compliance and enforcement issues associated with critical infrastructure protection (CIP) requirements

  • Represents an energy joint venture in evaluation of potential issues related to compliance with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (“NERC”) Reliability Standards

  • Represented a private equity fund in a proceeding under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act for approval of a multibillion dollar merger to form a new publicly traded independent power company

  • Represented power marketers in FERC complaint proceedings regarding allegations of market manipulation and tariff violations in Western energy markets

  • Represented a Texas transmission-only electric utility in litigated proceedings to obtain a certificate of convenience and necessity, and amendments thereto, for proposed transmission facilities, including certification of the Houston Import Project and three projects associated with the Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ) initiative

  • Counseling and representing client in conjunction with regulatory aspects of $450 million financing in support of transmission line project construction