As national energy and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) policies continue to fluctuate, clients need legal counsel with the ability to efficiently and effectively solve complex legal problems. According to our clients quoted in Chambers USA’s most recent rankings, Troutman Sanders’ energy lawyers “know FERC inside and out.” Our federal energy practice has more than 20 lawyers engaged exclusively or primarily in matters before FERC, other federal agencies and the U.S. Congress.
Troutman Sanders’ FERC regulation experience includes the following areas:
We represent interstate and intrastate natural gas pipelines, storage companies and local distribution companies (LDC). Our client roster also includes large consumers such as gas-fired electric generators, as well as natural gas marketing, trading and asset-management companies.
Our firm has participated in the development and implementation of all aspects of federal natural gas regulatory policy over the last quarter century. This includes Order Nos. 436, 636, 637, and 712, FERC’s policy statements pertaining to pipeline certificates, and negotiated rates and its substantially broadened enforcement arena. Additional examples include various infrastructure development initiatives and many precedent-setting individual cases.
We are active in representing electric utilities in obtaining and maintaining market-based rate authority, developing energy imbalance markets, and complying with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and regional entity reliability rules. Our lawyers also counsel utilities concerning a variety of topics involving investigations/audits by FERC’s Office of Enforcement and in implementing FERC’s Order No. 1000.