Michael A. Swiger

Partner

202.298.1891

mas@vnf.com

Assistant

1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20007
  • Counsels on FERC relicensing and compliance for the California State Water Project, including the 763 MW Oroville Facilities, and the 1,680 MW South SWP Hydropower Project.  He helped negotiate a comprehensive, innovative settlement agreement for relicensing of the Oroville Facilities that is awaiting FERC approval.
  • Counsels on FERC licensing for the 600 MW Susitna-Watana Project, which would be the first large, new dam hydroelectric project built in the United States in over four decades.
  • Counsels on relicensing of the 1,119 MW Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project and 68 MW Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project on the Connecticut River, part of a basin-wide, multi-project proceeding in the early stages at FERC.

Publications

Pumped Storage: 5 Misperceptions about Licensing

International Water Power & Dam Construction, pp. 14-17
06/01/2017

A Benefit to Industry?

International Water Power & Dam Construction, pp. 12-13
03/01/2016

Hydroelectric Power

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

Hydroelectric Regulation Under the Federal Power Act

Waters and Water Rights, Michie (2016)
01/01/2016

Preparing for the Future - An Indepth Look at the Issues Facing U.S. Hydroelectric Licensing

International Water Power & Dam Construction, pp. 34
06/01/2015

Rebuttal in Defense of the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement

Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, Vol. 1 pp. 297
12/01/2011

Creating a New FERC Licensing Process

Hydro Review
05/01/2004

Presentations

HydroVision International 2017

Speaker, "FAST, WRDA, HREA and Other Regulatory Developments That Will Affect Hydro Licensing"
Denver, CO
06/27/2017

2017 ACWA Spring Conference

Speaker, "FERC Relicensing: What You Need to Know"
Association of California Water Agencies
Monterey, CA
05/10/2017

2016 ACWA Regulatory Summit

Speaker, "Tools We Can Use: Providing Grid Services"
Association of California Water Agencies
Sacramento, CA
10/03/2016

National Hydropower Association 2015 Alaska Regional Meeting

Panelist, "Are You In or Out? A Look at FERC Jurisdiction for Alaskan Projects"
National Hydropower Association
Anchorage, AK
08/18/2015

HydroVision International 2015

Speaker, "Canada/U.S. Cross-Border Issues - Beyond the Keystone Pipeline"
HydroWorld
Portland, OR
07/13/2015

HydroVision International 2014

Panelist, "International Financing Options and Policies"
HydroVision International
Nashville, TN
07/22/2014

New MOU for Hydropower on Federal Lands

"Hydropower on Federal Lands"
Webinar
05/13/2010