Douglas W. Smith




1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20007
  • Advises regulated companies on FERC rulemaking and policy matters.
  • Represents electricity clients in FERC rate matters.
  • Represents clients on FERC review of mergers and acquisitions in the electricity sector.
  • Assists clients with regulatory due diligence on energy projects and transactions.
  • Represents regulated entities on FERC audits and investigations.
  • Assists clients with regulatory compliance and training programs.
  • Provides strategic advice on clean energy and climate change policy for energy companies, manufacturers, and other clients.
  • Represents equipment manufacturers on energy efficiency regulation before DOE.
  • Advises applicants seeking financial assistance for energy-related projects.
  • Advises a trade association on carbon capture and sequestration policy.
  • Works with think tanks and coalitions to pursue innovative energy and environmental policies in areas such as climate change and transmission policy.


Early Clean Power Planning - A Hedging Strategy for Sec. 111(d)

Public Utilities Fortnightly, pp. 34-40

Regulatory Federalism & Development of Electric Transmission: A Brewing Storm?

Energy Law Journal, Vol. 35 Issue 1 pp. 71-99

Upcoming EPA Regulations and Potential Impacts on Electric Reliability

The Electricity Journal, Vol. 24 Issue 3 pp. 7-21

U.S. Energy and Climate Change Policy: What to Expect in 2009

Bloomberg Law Reports: Sustainable Energy, Vol. 2 Issue 1 pp. 1

An Inconvenient State?

Environmental Finance

Climate Change: The Heat Is On

Public Utilities Fortnightly, pp. 54

Electricity regulation: How is federal policy changing?

Trends, Vol. 33 Issue 6 pp. 4

Designing a Climate-Friendly Energy Policy: Options for the Near Term

Pew Center on Global Climate Change


The Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Energy Policy

Panelist, "Electricity in Transition"
Washington, DC

Energy in the Northeast

Speaker, "Federal Energy Policy: Developments with Potential Impact on Northeast Energy Markets"
Law Seminars International
Boston, MA

3rd Annual Electric Transmission in the West

"Reading the Tea Leaves: The Likely Direction of FERC Policy in the Post-Wellinghoff Era"
Law Seminars International
Seattle, WA

Energy in California: New Policy Drivers, Opportunities and Challenges

"Federal Regulatory and Legislative Developments in the Upcoming Election"
Law Seminars International
San Francisco, CA

2nd Annual National Climate Change Regulation Conference

Panelist, "Developing Your Strategy for the Future"
Law Seminars International
Arlington, VA

Electric Energy: Markets, Regulation and Investment

Conference Co-Chair; Presenter, " Electricity Utility Regulation: Current Regulatory Challenges"
Law Seminars International
Washington, DC

Energy in the Northeast

"Update on U.S. Energy Policies for 2007"
Law Seminars International
Boston, MA

AGA Legal Forum & Golf Tournament 2007

"Climate Change and Energy Policy"
American Gas Association
Vail, CO