In addition to matters that are directly subject to FERC’s jurisdiction, the Firm also has extensive experience in related regulatory matters. For example, in recent years, the Firm has assisted clients in matters relating to their compliance with mandatory electric reliability standards. The Firm has also assisted clients in securing electricity export authorizations from the Department of Energy. More generally, the Firm has assisted clients with matters relating to the interpretation of RTO and ISO tariff provisions, participation in organized markets overseen by RTOs and ISOs, and participation in RTO and ISO stakeholder processes.
Finally, the Firm has assisted electricity clients that are generally not subject to FERC’s jurisdiction. For example, the Firm has been retained by electric cooperatives and municipalities that are not regulated by FERC, but that nevertheless wish to provide transmission services that are comparable to those provided by regulated utilities. The Firm has also assisted financial entities and traders that are interested in securing a better understanding of how the electric industry is regulated generally, and with respect to how FERC decisions may impact investment opportunities.