Representative Engagements

Environmental Commodities / Carbon Cap and Trade

  • Advise major energy companies on regulatory requirements for WCI carbon cap and trade markets..
  • Advise market participants on renewable energy credit (REC) transactions in multiple states..
  • Negotiate complex purchase and sale agreements for environmental commodities under various market platforms, including WCI allowances and offsets, Federal CAIR, CSAPR and RIN markets, RGGI products, and renewable energy credit markets throughout North America..
  • Advise clients on purchase and sale of carbon offsets, including offsets created under forestry, dairy, mine methane, landfill, rice cultivation, and ODS destruction protocols..
  • Facilitate development of carbon cap and trade markets in Oregon..
  • Advised a major energy companies on commercial and regulatory aspects of offset creation..
  • Advise clients on compliance with Federal Trade Commission Green Guidelines.
  • Represent energy companies before the California Air Resources Board on proposed modifications program rules.

Natural Gas

  • Representing major industrial customers in litigation of interstate pipeline rate proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
  • Advising large pacific northwest industrial customer on gas acquisition agreements, interstate pipeline construction and capacity agreements and negotiations with interstate pipelines.
  • Advising independent power producers, industrial customers, and municipalities on negotiation of long-term gas acquisition strategies.
  • Advising independent power producer on natural gas and pipeline recontracting strategies.
  • Advising large Midwest industrial customer on gas acquisition agreements, interstate pipeline construction and capacity agreements and negotiations with interstate pipelines
  • Representing municipalities in litigation of interstate pipeline rate proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
  • Represented biogas developer on negotiations with pipelines
  • Represented an electric utility on negotiating purchase of gas storage capacity as anchor shipper for new facility.
  • Advising an intrastate pipeline company on regulatory approach to securing timely federal and state authorizations authorization
  • Advised power generator on structuring gas asset management agreements and capacity release regulations.
  • Advised a major interstate pipeline with respect to FERC compliance matters.
  • Advised an investment bank on global LNG market.
  • Advised an interstate pipeline on restructuring gas transportation portfolio.

Low Carbon Fuels/RINS/Biogas

  • Advising major energy marketing company on structuring biogas and low carbon fuel standards agreements.
  • Representing landfill biogas developer on market pathway strategies.
  • Advising major industry association on Oregon Low Carbon Fuel Standard requirements.
  • Advising retail power merchants on LCFS credit generation through renewable power generation
  • Advising energy company on LCFS credit generation through transportation fleet electrification projects.

Retail Power Marketing / Community Choice Aggregation/Direct Access

  • Represent independent power trade association on before state commission to improve retail choice and direct access opportunities.
  • Advise energy companies on community choice aggregation opportunities.
  • Litigate direct access program requirements before state regulatory agencies and appellate courts.
  • Advise energy marketer on requirements for Oregon direct access markets.

Renewable Energy / Energy Storage / Smart Grid

  • Advising utility scale concentrated solar power (“CSP”) project developer on FERC compliance obligations.
  • Advising independent power producer on development of major wind generation project.
  • Advised a developer of innovative thermal energy storage technology on regulatory market structures and opportunities in Pacific Northwest and California.
  • Negotiated synthetic purchase power agreement on behalf of large wind generation developer.
  • Advised a smart grid developer on commercial negotiations for installation of utility-addressable irrigation systems.
  • Advised a large public utility on federal regulatory impacts of distributed generation program.
  • Advised utility on development of hydropower project in Alaska.
  • Advised lender on due diligence for large solar power facility in Florida.
  • Advised major utility on issues related to wind PPA agreements and transmission.
  • Advised solar power developer on RFP bid for solar power facilities in New York.
  • Counseled developer of proposed pumped-storage hydro facility on negotiation of offtake agreements and regulatory requirements.
  • Advised developer on EPC agreement for solar construction project in California.
  • Advised offtaker of landfill gas on purchase agreements and REC generation.
  • Advised lender on installation of solar facilities on commercial facilities, including U. S. military bases, airports and school systems.
  • Counseled developer of landfill-methane project on regulatory requirements.

FERC/BPA/State Regulatory Advice and Litigation

  • Represent a major industrial customers and municipalities in litigation of interstate pipeline rate proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
  • Representing industry trade group on direct access issues before the Oregon Public Utility Commission.
  • Representing commodity trader in rulemaking proceedings before the California Air Resources Board.
  • Advising municipality on hydropower relicensing project before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
  • Represented thermal electric generator before the Bonneville Power Authority and complaint proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding environmental redispatch of electric power and related tariff issues.
  • Advised multiple energy companies on compliance requirements under Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regulations.
  • Advised power generator in obtaining modifications to rulemaking promulgated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
  • Represented interstate pipelines in rate case proceedings under Section 4 of the Natural Gas Act before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
  • Secured state and federal permits for construction of new international gas pipeline.
  • Advised investors regarding state regulations for solar power subsidies in numerous states.
  • Advised industrial energy consumer on litigation regarding pipeline safety issues and potential violation of Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) regulations.
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