Divina Li focuses her practice on energy and utilities law, specifically transmission cost allocation, project interconnection, permitting, compliance, and ratemaking issues. She has experience with the Federal Power Act (FPA) and Natural Gas Act (NGA) and other processes regulated under Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) jurisdictional ISO/RTO tariffs.
During law school Divina externed at FERC Commissioner Clements’ office, where she supported the Commissioner in a variety of matters including transmission cost allocation reform and issues arising under the Natural Gas Certificate Policy Statement. She previously externed at FERC’s Office if Administrative Litigation where she supported FERC Trial Staff on several issues including pipeline and electric ratemaking, and assisted attorneys in proceedings before administrative law judges. As a legal intern for Exelon, Divina supported the utility in the Department of Federal Regulatory Affairs, where she researched and monitored regulations governing Exelon’s generation and transmission portfolios prior to corporate restructuring. She was also a legal fellow for the American Clean Power Association where she contributed to comments submitted before FERC and the Environmental Protection Agency and briefs submitted for administrative litigation at the International Trade Commission.
While at law school, Divina was Managing Editor of the George Washington University Journal of Energy and Environmental Law (GW JEEL) and Energy Outreach Coordinator for the Environmental and Energy Law Association. Her Note, Do Grid Operators Dream of Electric Seams? Coordinating Interregional Transmission Stakeholders to Battle Seams and Improve Deliverability, was published by GW JEEL and her article A New Energy for Old Problems: Our Experience Using the Lean Startup Technique to Solve a Policy Problem, was published by Defense Acquisition University Magazine.