The U.S. power grid provides the backbone for the wide-scale adoption and use of computers, electronics and other electric-powered devices for business and personal use. Modernization of our grid is vital to guaranteeing companies and individuals uninterrupted access to vital power supply.
Husch Blackwell is at the leading edge of the business, regulatory and legislative matters affecting electric transmission in the United States. Thanks to our history and depth of involvement in the energy industry, the members of our team understand the evolving energy markets and how the assets underlying those markets are developed and operated, both with respect to traditional and renewable energy resources.
In each energy sector, we take a multidisciplinary approach. Deploying an industry-focused team of lawyers gives our clients a competitive advantage in the development and acquisition of transmission assets across the United States. In addition to the negotiation of transmission service and interconnection agreements, our team has a wide range of transmission-specific experience across various legal disciplines, from regulatory and legislative policy guidance and advocacy to the development, construction and acquisition of transmission facilities. We represent clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), state regulatory bodies, and state and federal courts on the full range of transmission-related matters.
The increased development of wind and other renewable energy projects far from major population centers creates an array of challenges and opportunities in the transmission sector. We work closely with transmission owners, renewable energy developers, regional transmission organizations (RTOs), state utility commissions and other federal and state officials, such as Western U.S. infrastructure authorities, on regulatory and policy issues affecting transmission for renewable resources. We advise clients on the development of transmission projects that facilitate access to renewable energy supplies, as well as on the transactional and regulatory issues relating to interconnection, siting and land use, cost allocation and rate recovery. We also advise on the integration of renewables into bulk power markets.
Our lawyers serve:
Our extensive representation of developers, owners and acquirers of electric power assets has included numerous matters in the transmission sector, including:
Our recent experience counseling clients with respect to electric transmission regulatory matters includes: