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Rate Making and Power Sales

Rate Making and Power Sales

Over 30 Years of Experience in Obtaining Favorable Electric Power Rates for Our Clients

Our rate making and power sales lawyers have more than three decades of experience helping both energy providers and energy-consuming clients obtain favorable electric power arrangements. Our clients include major oil pipelines, electric utilities, trade associations, large corporations, and project developers throughout the United States.

We advise clients on power supply transactions; negotiate and draft electric power supply agreements; and counsel on the reasonableness of electric power rates and the terms and conditions of utility tariffs, and special contracts.

Our energy lawyers have a successful track record litigating energy rates and power sale arrangements before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Bonneville Power Administration, state regulatory commissions, and in state and federal court.

Experience

  • Administrative Proceedings
  • Electric Power Rates and Tariffs
  • FERC Proceedings
  • Litigation
  • Negotiations
  • Power Purchase Agreements
  • Power Sales Agreements
  • Regulatory Advice

 

Representative Client Work

Electric Power Rates and Tariffs

  • Represented owners of Qualifying Facilities (cogenerators) in obtaining favorable rates for sale of power.
  • Represented a consumer-owned utility over a 20-year period in adjudicating rate cases before a state regulatory commission.
  • Represented an industrial trade association before state and federal regulatory agencies regarding electric power rates to be paid by the association’s members.

FERC Proceedings

  • Represented a federal power marketing administration in contested case rate proceedings and in ensuing Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proceedings and related appeals.

Litigation

  • Represented a consortium of electric power customers of federal agency in development of environmental impact statement relating to electric power supply and contracts, and represent clients in related federal circuit court litigation.

Power Purchase and Sales Agreements

  • Represent a Fortune 50 manufacturer in obtaining multiple electric power supply agreements and in related federal circuit court litigation.
  • Represented an electric power project developer in negotiating two power purchase agreements with multi-state investor-owned utility.
  • Represented a large national wood products company in negotiating special contracts with both publicly-owned and investor-owned utilities.
  • Represented four steel companies in negotiating long-term electric power supply agreements.
  • Negotiated electric power agreements on behalf of consumer-owned utility with wholesale electric utilities and large commercial customers.
  • Represented a large hospital system with cogeneration in negotiating electric power supply agreements.
  • Represented an aluminum company in negotiating agreements to split power-contract between the client and a manufacturer acquiring a portion of the company’s manufacturing facilities.
  • Represented a major oil pipeline in the acquisition of electric power supply to operating pumping stations.
  • Represented an aluminum company in obtaining an international electric power supply agreement for plant expansion.

Regulatory Advice

  • Represented an Alaska community in restructuring of a power agency that operated four hydroelectric projects and served multiple communities. The restructuring involved negotiation of a new governing structure, a new power sales agreement, and debt refinancing.
  • Represented a large national wood products company in 14 states in adjudicating electric power rates to be paid and conditions for serving the company’s facilities.
  • Represented a consortium of electric power customers of federal agency in development of environmental impact statement relating to electric power supply and contracts, and represent clients in related federal circuit court litigation.

Richard H. Allan

Richard H. Allan

Richard Allan is the managing partner of the firm’s Portland office. Richard represents developers in the acquisition, siting, expansion and operation of major projects, with an emphasis on energy facilities, but also including industrial facilities, ski areas, and destination resorts. More

Myles A. Conway

Myles Conway

Myles Conway has 24 years of practice experience working in the areas of real estate law, land use, public lands, environmental law and mining. Mr. Conway assists clients with real estate and development projects throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. More

Michael C. Dotten

Michael C. Dotten

Michael Dotten has practiced in the energy, environmental, and administrative law fields for over thirty years, representing utilities, energy project developers, large industrial energy consumers, and governmental agencies. He also serves as an arbitrator and mediator in complex regulatory and commercial disputes. More

Kevin T. Haroff

Kevin Haroff

Kevin Haroff is the managing partner of the firm’s San Francisco office. He has represented Fortune 100 corporations, governmental entities, and private citizens in civil litigation and regulatory matters for more than 25 years. More