The traditional utility business model is undergoing tremendous change. An increasingly diverse power mix that includes utility-scale renewables and distributed generation, energy storage, deregulation and future electric vehicle infrastructure are coming up against aging infrastructure and declining demand.
At the center of this transformation is the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) role in setting and influencing federal and state regulatory policies. Our strong Washington, DC, presence allows us to stay close to the activity that affects electric generation and electric and natural gas transmission facilities. Our practice spans the country—allowing us to monitor policies and regulations across the grid at-large, including those set by the regional transmission organizations (RTOs) and independent system operators (ISOs).
Law360 | July 17, 2019
This article features analysis from Albany Affordable Housing and Real Estate counsel Peter Trimarchi on ambitious new climate-change legislation in New York State that will force the natural gas industry to revisit its business plans.
Law360 | April 27, 2017
Albany energy & environmental counsel Peter Trimarchi contributed this article about the New York Public Service Commission’s (PSC) order related to compensation for renewable energy projects involving the state’s electric distribution system.
Law360 | December 14, 2016
This article highlights the latest development in a case involving New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s delayed approval of a permit to start building a natural gas pipeline, which impacts upstate New York power plant developer CPV Valley LLC’s facility operations. Washington DC Energy and Environmental partner Elizabeth Whittle is noted as representing CPV Valley LLC.
Energy Law Alert | 04.30.19
Energy Law Alert | 09.20.18
Co-Leader, Environment and Land Use Team