Representative Engagements

Natural Gas

  • Representing a major industrial customer in litigation of interstate pipeline rate proceeding before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
.
  • Advised an electric utility on negotiating purchase of gas storage capacity as anchor shipper for new facility.
  • Advised an intrastate pipeline 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 a power developer on negotiation of long-term gas acquisition strategies
.
  • Advised an interstate pipeline on restructuring gas transportation portfolio.

Environmental Commodities / Carbon Cap and Trade

  • Advised a major energy company on regulatory requirements for California carbon cap and trade markets.
  • Advised a lender on renewable energy credit transactions in multiple states.
  • Advised a major energy company on commercial and regulatory aspects of offset creation through destruction of ozone-depleting substances.
  • Represented an energy company before the California Air Resources Board aspects of proposing modifications to regulations regarding auction participation.

Smart Grid / Energy Storage

  • Advised a developer of innovative thermal energy storage technology on regulatory market structures and opportunities in Pacific Northwest and California.
  • Advised a smart grid developer on commercial negotiations for installation of utility-addressable irrigation systems
.
  • Advised a public utility on federal regulatory impacts of distributed generation program.

Renewable Energy: Solar/Wind/Hydro/Waste Gas

  • 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 U. S. military base.
  • Counseled developer of landfill-methane project on regulatory requirements.

FERC/BPA Regulatory Advice and Litigation

  • Representing a major industrial customer in litigation of interstate pipeline rate proceeding 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.
  • 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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