Julia Scarpino Wood

Partner

202.298.1938

jsw@vnf.com

Assistant

1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20007

Julia's recent representations include:

  • Serving as FERC relicensing and license compliance counsel to an independent power producer that operates the largest pumped storage project in New England.  Julia also provides strategic advice and counsel on the client’s compliance with FPA Part II matters, including FERC’s requirements for maintaining market-based rate authorization, and participation in the ISO New England, Inc. market.
  • Representing a large public power entity in New York in the relicensing of its 1,160 MW pumped storage project and 9 MW conventional hydropower project.
  • Counseling the owner of a small hydropower project in New England on options and alternatives to FERC relicensing.
  • Defending FERC’s issuance of a new license to the new owner of a 212 MW, multi-development hydropower project in North Carolina before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and providing guidance on FPA Part II matters to the project owner for its entire portfolio of hydropower assets.
  • Advising a developer of offshore wind projects on energy and environmental matters related to BOEM and other federal and state authorizations, including on NEPA, ESA, and CZMA issues.
  • Providing federal energy regulatory counsel to independent power producers and investment firms in connection with mergers, acquisitions, sales, and energy project financings in the electric power industry.

Publications

Hydroelectric Power

Energy Law and Transactions, D. Muchow and W. Mogel, eds. (2016)
01/01/2016

Offshore Renewable Energy

Ocean and Coastal Law and Policy, 2nd Ed., Edited by Donald C. Baur, Tim Eichenberg, Georgia Hancock Snusz, and Michael Sutton
10/01/2015

Hydro Power

Environment, Energy and Resources Law: The Year in Review 2012
American Bar Association (2013)
05/01/2013

Hydro Power

Environment, Energy and Resources Law: The Year in Review 2011
American Bar Association (2012)
05/01/2012

Hydroelectric Regulation Under the Federal Power Act

Waters and Water Rights, 3rd Edition (2012)
02/15/2012

Hydro Power

Environment, Energy and Resources Law: The Year in Review 2010
American Bar Association (2011)
05/01/2011

U.S. Departments of Energy, the Interior, and the Army Assessing & Promoting Federal Hydropower Development

The Water Report, Issue 78 pp. 16
08/15/2010

Hydro Power

Environment, Energy and Resources Law: The Year in Review 2009
American Bar Association (2010)
05/01/2010

Hydroelectric Regulation

Energy Law and Transactions (2009)
12/01/2009

Hydro Power

Environment, Energy and Resources Law: The Year in Review 2008
American Bar Association (2009)
05/01/2009

Presentations

HydroVision International 2017

Speaker, "New Approaches to Mitigation in the United States"
Denver, CO
06/27/2017

EBA Primer Series: An Introduction to Hydropower Law and Regulation

Speaker, "Other Federal Agency Administration of Non-Federal Hydropower"
Energy Bar Association and the National Hydropower Association
Boston, MA
09/15/2014

HydroVision International 2011

Panelist, "Pathway to Hydrokinetic Project Development on the OCS"
Sacramento, CA
07/20/2011