Since 1990, Ellison, Schneider & Harris' Energy Practice Group has developed a comprehensive practice focused on wholesale and retail issues impacting electricity and gas producers, suppliers and consumers. Over the years our firm has provided timely legal advice to public agencies, industrial consumers, independent power producers, municipal utilities, irrigation districts and trade organizations.
The Energy Practice Group has worked on a broad range of regulatory and business issues affecting the electricity and natural gas industries. Ellison, Schneider & Harris attorneys have assisted clients with facility siting, environmental regulation, power purchase agreements, wholesale market compliance, the formation and regulation of regional transmission organizations (RTOs) and independent system operators (ISOs), transmission issues such as interconnection agreements and open access complaints, renewable energy policy, and public utility rate regulation.
The firm has represented clients before Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Energy Commission (CEC), California Coastal Commission (CCC) and other state regulatory agencies, as well as before various California courts.
Ellison, Schneider & Harris' Energy Practice Group maintains a diverse focus across critical regulatory matters including electrical transmission access and planning, wholesale market design, combustion and renewable generation development including siting and permitting and transactional issues such power sales and avoided cost pricing. The Energy Practice Group is also directly involved in policy and regulatory issues associated with both liquefied natural gas (LNG) and large-scale solar siting before federal, state and local agencies. Rounding out the energy practice are attorneys specializing in rate related issues such as utility tariff and rate disputes as well as energy ratemaking developments at the wholesale and retail levels. Given this breadth of practice and experience, the attorneys of Ellison, Schneider & Harris' Energy Practice Group are well suited to address any energy-related matter that California can face.
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