Suzanne P. Keppeler McBride

Of Counsel

1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20007


  • Advising various public utility clients in developing stated and formula transmission rates and representing clients in rate case proceedings before the FERC.
  • Drafting and negotiating tariff provisions and protocols for public utility transmission systems.
  • Drafting and negotiating transmission and interconnection agreements for public utility clients.
  • Representing various public utilities before the FERC to obtain and maintain the authority to sell electricity at market-based rates.
  • Representing multi-state public utility clients in obtaining federal regulatory approvals of mergers and acquisitions of assets.
  • Successfully litigating complaint proceedings before the FERC on behalf of electric utility clients.
  • Advising various regulated companies on the preparation of internal compliance programs to meet mandatory reliability standards, standards of conduct, affiliate restrictions and open access transmission requirements.
  • Defending and regularly advising regulated companies in audit, investigation and enforcement proceedings regarding market-based rate authority, open access transmission tariff administration, market manipulation and reliability standard compliance.
  • Formerly in-house counsel with: Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (holding company for Arizona Public Service Company); Entergy Corporation (holding company for the 5 Entergy utility companies) and Pepco Holdings, Inc. (holding company of Potomac Electric Power Company, Delmarva Power & Light Company, and Atlantic City Electric Company).

Natural Gas

  • Representing natural gas pipeline companies in NGA section 7 application proceedings before the FERC.
  • Litigating and negotiating settlements in natural gas rate case and complaint proceedings at the FERC.
  • Providing advice and training on natural gas federal regulatory compliance and jurisdictional matters.


  • Representing oil pipelines in ICA ratemaking proceedings.
  • Representing oil pipelines on commercial and regulatory matters for new projects.