FERC and PUC Filings and Petitions

CLP's FERC and Utilities Practice Group consists of seasoned lawyers with extensive experience handling energy and utility matters.  Legal professionals at our firm include a former Commissioner at the California Public Utility Commission (PUC), an attorney with past in-house experience at an electricity utility, and a former project manager from a large west coast utility.

Cleantech Law Partners represents and advocates for clients in administrative, transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters that involve utility laws and regulations.  Attorneys at our firm are on the cutting edge in advocacy before regulatory bodies, such as the Public Utility Commissions and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  We also represent clients with regard to renewable energy contracts; energy supply contracts; power purchase agreements; certificates of public convenience and necessity (CPCNs); renewable portfolio standards; climate change and cap-and-trade laws; renewable energy certificates; and the citing of transmission lines.

Areas of Expertise:

• Participating in a wide array of administrative matters before Public Utilities

    Commissions, including in California, Oregon, South Dakota, and Colorado

• Negotiating power purchase agreements, electricity sales agreements, and renewable

   energy supply contracts

• Advising on utilities and energy matters that involve land-use permits, environmental

   compliance, climate change, and solar energy incentives

• Analyzing legislation, formulating policy positions, and meeting with public officials

   regarding utilities, emissions trading, and renewable energy

• Advising on matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

• Counseling on electric utility rates, service, and contracts

• CLP also assist utilities, power marketers, generators, developers and investors in

   understanding and complying with FERC regulatory requirements. We counsel clients on

   the potential effect of FERC policy initiatives and proceedings on their operations and  


• Our legal team has experience preparing and filing applications for FERC

   authorization of transactions under section 203 of the Federal Power Act (FPA),

   applications for approval of tariffs, rate schedules and service agreements under section

   205 of the FPA, comments on and protests to rate filings before the FERC, filings  

   required by the FERC’s regulations under the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005,

   and compliance filings for entities with market-based rate authority from the FERC.


For more information, please contact Carolyn Elefant, Director of CLP’s FERC Practice Group, or email: ferc@cleantechlaw.com