Van F. Smith

Associate

202.298.1839

vfs@vnf.com

Assistant

1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20007
  • Represents investor-owned and municipal electric transmission utilities in cost-of-service rate and complaint proceedings under Sections 205 and 206 of the Federal Power Act
  • Advises electric utilities and independent power producers on tariff issues, interconnection and transmission service agreements, and wholesale energy markets operated by regional transmission organizations.
  • Advises electric utilities, natural gas pipelines, and other energy market participants on CFTC energy derivatives regulations under the Dodd-Frank Act
  • Prepares and negotiates master commodity trading agreements including ISDA and NAESB agreements.
  • Drafts client comments for EPA rulemakings including new source performance standards, Clean Power Plan, GHG Reporting Rules, and Regional Haze requirements.
  • Advises clients on petitions for reconsideration of and appellate challenges to EPA regulations.
  • Represents consumer products manufacturers and trade associations in rulemaking proceedings involving DOE's mandatory energy efficiency standards and related appellate challenges.
  • Represents appliance manufacturers and importers in DOE enforcement actions concerning DOE’s mandatory energy efficiency standards.

Publications

FERC and NERC Speed Processing of Electric Reliability Violations

Natural Gas & Electricity, Vol. 28 Issue 11 pp. 13
06/01/2012