Whitney Gallagher represents a variety of clients with respect to federal energy regulatory matters, including renewable and conventional generation developers, independent power producers, power marketers, investor-owned utilities, private equity funds, and institutional investors. Whitney provides strategic counsel on matters involving the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and various federal statutes, including the Federal Power Act, the Public Utilities Holding Company Act of 2005, and the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act of 1978.
Whitney helps clients obtain various regulatory approvals, including exempt wholesale generator and qualifying facility status determinations, as well as market-based rate authority. Whitney also provides regulatory counsel on mergers, acquisitions, sales and energy project financing. Whitney advises clients on contractual agreements for the purchase and sale of electric energy and related products, complex generator interconnection issues, transmission service matters, and participation in organized capacity and wholesale energy markets operated by regional transmission organizations. Whitney also has experience representing clients in compliance audits and investigations before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.