Power Generation & Transmission

The generation and transmission of power in the United States has become an increasingly complex landscape involving a host of challenging legal, regulatory, and transactional issues.  Changes to federal and state regulations and procedures have increased the difficulty for utilities, independent power producers, and merchant transmission developers to build additional generation and transmission, particularly at a time where the national electricity grid is facing unique challenges and circumstances that require additional investment to modernize our nation’s power facilities. Further, the regulatory issues facing owners of generation and transmission assets continue to evolve and require constant monitoring and oversight, with an eye toward innovative and individualized solutions.

Van Ness Feldman is uniquely capable of meeting the challenges facing the utility industry, including developers and owners of generation and transmission assets.  Please visit our Energy pages to learn more about the firm’s capabilities in these areas.



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Lawrence G. Acker

Partner

Washington D.C.

202.298.1915

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Gary D. Bachman

Partner

Washington D.C.

202.298.1880

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Kelsey A. Bagot

Associate

Washington D.C.

202-298-1817

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Erin K. Bartlett

Associate

Washington D.C.

202.298.1812

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Steve Baruch

Senior Energy Analyst

Washington D.C.

202.298.1832

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John J. Buchovecky

Partner

Washington D.C.

202.298.1887

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Robert F. Christin

Of Counsel

Washington D.C.

202.298.1987

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Margaret H. Claybour

Partner

Washington D.C.

202-298-1816

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John H. Clements

Of Counsel

Washington D.C.

202.298.1933

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Patrick Daugherty

Of Counsel

Washington D.C.

202.298.1810

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Stephen C. Fotis

Partner

Washington D.C.

202.298.1908

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Jessica C. Friedman

Partner

Washington D.C.

202.298.1895

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Larry Inouye

Energy Analyst

Washington D.C.

202.298.1943

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A. Gregory Junge

Partner

Washington D.C.

202.298.1945

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Tyson C. Kade

Of Counsel

Washington D.C.

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Suzanne Keppeler McBride

Of Counsel

Washington D.C.

202-298-1921

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Malcolm C. McLellan

Partner

Seattle

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Justin P. Moeller

Partner

Washington D.C.

202.298.1824

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Phil Mone

Associate

Washington D.C.

202-298-3721

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Margaret A. Moore

Partner

Washington D.C.

202.298.1847

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Robin M. Rotman

Associate

Washington D.C.

202.298.1836

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Darshana Singh

Associate

Washington D.C.

202-298-3736

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Van F. Smith

Associate

Washington D.C.

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Gabriel L. Tabak

Associate

Washington D.C.

202.298.1939

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Michael Weiner

Legislative Assistant

Washington D.C.

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Sharon White

Associate

Washington D.C.

202.298.1871

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Jeffery L. Winmill

Associate

Washington D.C.

202.298.1957

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David P. Yaffe

Senior Counsel

Washington D.C.

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Geothermal Transparency Guide

All Electrons Are Not Local: A Commentary on the Interplay of Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions and State Efforts to Guide Local Transitions to Clean Power

Options for Consolidated Storage of Nuclear Waste and States' Authority to Regulate Nuclear Waste

Historical Perspectives on §111(d) of the Clean Air Act

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

Connecticut Microgrid Reforms May Signal Changes in Other States

Energy Policy, 40 Years Later: Meeting Challenges — Both Old and New

Defining the Bulk Electric System: How Bright is NERC's New 'Bright Line' Rule

Will FERC Abandonment Policy Fit Today's Market and Regulatory Environment?

Pipeline Records Verification: Compliance Questions for Operators

Market Forces Moving Gas and Electric Industries Toward Consensus on Convergence?

Renewable Energy Certificates: A Patchwork Approach To Deploying Clean Technologies

Federal Environmental Law Update (Dec. 2011)

Maintaining a Balance: Innovation in Power System Balancing Authorities

Progressive Policy Decisions Help The Merchant Model Stick

Are State Renewable Feed-In-Tariff Initiatives Truly Throttled by Federal Statutes After the FERC California Decision?

Effective and Empowered Collaborative Institutions for Multi-State Decisions on Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation

Power System Balancing Authority Innovation

The Public Interest Jurisdictionally and Extra-Jurisdictionally: Toward Effective and Empowered Collaborative Institutions for Multistate Decisions on Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation

Power Administrations Seek Increased Role

LNG: FERC Asserts Control

Creating a New FERC Licensing Process

Buying and Selling Electric Power in the West: A Review of Key Elements of FERC's Standard Market Design Proposal

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

Electricity regulation: How is federal policy changing?

Transmission at a Crossroads

News

Deepwater Wind Launches Nation's First Offshore Wind Farm

Van Ness Feldman Elects Margaret Claybour and Justin Moeller to Partnership

Mike Swiger Receives National Hydropower Association's Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award

Tidal-Power License Issued for Snohomish County PUD

Events

21st Annual Mid-C Seminar

Electric Transmission in the West

Oregon's Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Plan

Mid-C Seminar

AWEA Windpower Conference

American Gas Association 8th Annual Energy Market Regulation Conference

Energy in the Northeast

AGA Legal Forum 2015

HydroVision International 2015

Electric Transmission in the West

The Clean Power Plan & Hydro Power: How EPA's Proposed 111(d) Rule Impacts Hydro

National Association of Utility Regulatory Commissioner's 126th Annual Meeting

Comprehensive Review of Hydropower in the Northwest

Energy in California

EBA Primer Series: An Introduction to Hydropower Law and Regulation

NIPPC Annual Meeting 2014 - Embracing Change: The Northwest Way

HydroVision International 2014

NHA 2014 Alaska Regional Meeting

IDEA's 105th Annual Conference and Trade Show

3rd Annual Electric Transmission in the West

Nuclear Infrastructure Council Members Meeting

Electric Utility Rate Cases

17th Annual Energy, Environment & Utility Conference

Buying & Selling Electric Power in the West 2014

2nd Annual Electric Transmission in the West

TEDx EmbryRiddle

16th Annual Energy, Environment & Utility Conference

New FERC Definition of Bulk Electric System

Energy in California: New Policy Drivers, Opportunities and Challenges

NIPPC Annual Meeting 2012

NHA/NWHA 2011 Northwest Regional Meeting

10th Annual Gas and Power Institute

NWHA Small Hydro Workshop

6th Annual Renewable Energy in the Pacific Northwest

Electric Energy: Markets, Regulation and Investment

Alerts

D.C. Circuit Decision Creates Significant Uncertainty Concerning PJM Capacity Auction Results

DC Circuit's Emera Maine Decision Creates Questions for Electric Utility ROE Policy

FERC Proposes Market Reforms for Energy Storage and Distributed Energy Resources

Supreme Court Addresses Limits on State Authority to Promote New Generation Development

Supreme Court Upholds FERC Rule on Pricing of Demand Response in Organized Electricity Markets

FERC Applies Order No. 773 to Exempt "Facilities Used in Local Distribution" from Mandatory Electric Reliability Standards

Policy Outlook for 2015

D.C. Circuit Denies Order No. 1000 Appeals, Upholds FERC's Vision for Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation

EPA Proposal for Regulating CO2 Emissions from Modified Power Plants Would Require Efficiency Improvements, But Not CCS

EPA Issues Proposed Clean Power Plan to Limit Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Power Plants

D.C. Circuit Vacates FERC Rule on Pricing of Demand Response in Organized Energy Markets

FERC NOPR Proposes to Reduce Open Access Regulation of Generator Lead Lines

Senator Landrieu Convenes Hearing to Keep the Lights On

DOE Announces New Funding Opportunities for Marine and Hydrokinetic Projects

FERC Orders New Reliability Standards for Physical Security at Critical Facilities

OUTLOOK 2014: KEY POLICY DEVELOPMENTS

New and Emerging Developments in California's Cap-and-Trade Program Will Have Significant Impacts on Western Power Markets

FERC Rule Expands Reliability Requirements For Generator Interconnection Facilities

FERC Rejects PacifiCorp's Proposed Wind Integration Charge

FERC Judge Issues Initial Decision Reducing Transmission Owners' Return on Equity

EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Power Plants: Issues and Options

Circuit Court Upholds Broad Transmission Project Cost Allocation in MISO

EPA Proposes New Standards to Regulate Water Discharges from Power Plants

FERC Proposes to Expand Reliability Standards for Certain Generator Interconnection Facilities

FERC Raises Bar on Transmission Investment Incentives

New Reliability Standards to Address Solar Storm Damage and Vegetation Management

FERC Requires EQR Reporting by Non-Public Utilities, Expands EQR Data Collected by All Filers

FERC Finalizes Variable Energy Resource Integration Rule

FERC Proposes Revisions to the EQR Filing Process

FERC Finalizes Policy for Advising EPA on Power Plant Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Compliance Extensions

Summary of Comments in Response to "Coordination between the Natural Gas and Electricity Markets" FERC Docket No. AD12-12-000

EPA Proposes Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits for New Electric Generating Units

EPA Issues Final Rule Regulating Mercury, Other Pollutants from Power Plants

FERC Issues Notice of Inquiry Regarding Transmission Incentives

EPA Expands Climate Agenda to the Current Fleet of Power Plants and Refineries

Updates

Electric Reliability Update - August 16, 2017

Electric Reliability Update - July 28, 2017

Electric Reliability Update - July 6, 2017

Electric Reliability Update - June 19, 2017

Electric Reliability Update - June 1, 2017

Electric Reliability Update - May 15, 2017

Electric Reliability Update - May 1, 2017

Electric Reliability Update - April 18, 2017

Electric Reliability Update - April 4, 2017

Electric Reliability Update - March 17, 2017

Electric Reliability Update - March 1, 2017

Electric Reliability Update - February 16, 2017

Electric Reliability Update - January 30, 2017

Electric Reliability Update - January 13, 2017

Electric Reliability Update - December 22, 2016

Electric Reliability Update - December 6, 2016

Electric Reliability Update - November 14, 2016

Electric Reliability Update - October 28, 2016

Electric Reliability Update - October 14, 2016

Electric Reliability Update - October 3, 2016

Electric Reliability Update - September 16, 2016

Electric Reliability Update - August 26, 2016

Electric Reliability Update - August 12, 2016

Electric Reliability Update - July 27, 2016

Electric Reliability Update - July 8, 2016

Electric Reliability Update - June 27, 2016

Electric Reliability Update - June 3, 2016

Electric Reliability Update - May 23, 2016

Electric Reliability Update - May 6, 2016

Electric Reliability Update - April 25, 2016

Electric Reliability Update - April 8, 2016

Electric Reliability Update - March 25, 2016

Electric Reliability Update - March 15, 2016

Electric Reliability Update - February 29, 2016

Electric Reliability Update - February 12, 2016

Electric Reliability Update - January 28, 2016

Electric Reliability Update - January 11, 2016

Electric Reliability Update - December 21, 2015

Electric Reliability Update - December 14, 2015

Electric Reliability Update - November 23, 2015

Electric Reliability Update - November 6, 2015

Electric Reliability Update - October 22, 2015

Electric Reliability Update - October 9, 2015

Electric Reliability Update - September 25, 2015

Electric Reliability Update - September 11, 2015

Electric Reliability Update - August 28, 2015

Electric Reliability Update - August 14, 2015

Electric Reliability Update - July 24, 2015

Electric Reliability Update - July 10, 2015

Electric Reliability Update - June 25, 2015

Electric Reliability Update - June 11, 2015

Electric Reliability Update - May 29, 2015

Electric Reliability Update - May 15, 2015

Electric Reliability Update - April 23, 2015

Electric Reliability Update - April 9, 2015

Electric Reliability Update - March 26, 2015

Electric Reliability Update - March 12, 2015

Electric Reliability Update - February 26, 2015

Electric Reliability Update - February 12, 2015

Electric Reliability Update - January 29, 2015

Electric Reliability Update - January 16, 2015

Electric Reliability Update - November 24, 2014

Electric Reliability Update - November 13, 2014

Hydro Newsletter - Vol. 11

Electric Reliability Update - October 30, 2014

Electric Reliability Update - October 16, 2014

Electric Reliability Update - October 2, 2014

Hydro Newsletter - Vol. 10

Electric Reliability Update - September 18, 2014

Hydro Newsletter - Vol. 9

Electric Reliability Update - August 28, 2014

Electric Reliability Update - August 14, 2014

Electric Reliability Update - July 31, 2014

Hydro Newsletter - Vol. 8

Electric Reliability Update - July 17, 2014

Hydro Newsletter - Vol. 7

Electric Reliability Update - June 26, 2014

Electric Reliability Update - June 12, 2014

Hydro Newsletter - Vol. 6

Electric Reliability Update - May 22, 2014

Electric Reliability Update - May 9, 2014

Hydro Newsletter - Vol. 5

Hydro Newsletter - Vol. 4

Electric Reliability Update - March 28, 2014

Electric Reliability Update - March 14, 2014

Hydro Newsletter - Vol. 3

Electric Reliability Update - February 27, 2014

Electric Reliability Update - February 7, 2014

Electric Reliability Update - January 24, 2014

Hydro Newsletter - Vol. 2

Electric Reliability Update - January 9, 2014

Electric Reliability Update - December 19, 2013

Electric Reliability Update - December 5, 2013

Electric Reliability Update - November 21, 2013

Electric Reliability Update - November 7, 2013

Electric Reliability Update - October 25, 2013

Electric Reliability Update - October 11, 2013

Electric Reliability Update - September 26, 2013

Electric Reliability Update - September 12, 2013

Electric Reliability Update - August 9, 2013

Electric Reliability Update - August 29, 2013

Electric Reliability Update - July 26, 2013

Electric Reliability Update - July 11, 2013

Electric Reliability Update - June 28, 2013

Electric Reliability Update - June 13, 2013

Electric Reliability Update - May 24, 2013

Electric Reliability Update - May 9, 2013