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As regulators and policymakers reshape the global energy landscape of tomorrow, industry stakeholders must be prepared to confront historic and novel regulatory issues in order to capitalize on today’s unprecedented opportunities in the fuels and power sectors. Covington energy lawyers and policy advisors offer a wide array of regulatory expertise and experience across the rapidly transforming energy sector.

Our expertise and experience positions our team to provide counsel to diverse industry participants, including investor-owned utilities, independent power producers, renewable energy and storage project developers, institutional equity investors, local distribution companies, natural gas pipelines, electric cooperatives, energy marketers and traders, oil and gas producers, large end-users, a coalition of electric generators, transmitters, distributors, and consumers, and project advisory firms.

In addition to providing strategic regulatory counsel on industry transactions and disputes, Covington represents a range of clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Department of Energy (DOE), state utility commissions, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) the courts, Congress, and state legislatures on regulatory and related matters.

Subjects Areas on Which We Advise Clients

  • Electric
    • FERC Electric Policy and Industry Restructuring
    • Utility and RTO/ISO Rates and Market Design, including Carbon Pricing Mechanisms
    • Transaction Regulatory Advice and Approvals (Federal Power Act § 203 and State)
    • FERC Interconnection Procedures and Agreements
    • Market-Based Rates, Qualifying Facilities, Exempt Wholesale Generators
    • FERC and CFTC Enforcement
    • Compliance Program Development and Training
    • Nuclear Facilities Approval
  • Natural Gas
    • Natural Gas Pipeline Rates and Certificates
    • Compliance Program and Training
    • LNG Facility Approval
    • DOE Import/Export Authorization
    • Environmental Approvals for Projects
  • Renewables and New Technologies
    • Wind, Solar, Hybrid, Geothermal, Long-Duration and Battery Storage (Utility-Scale and Distributed Resources), and Hydrogen
    • Transmission Rates, Incentives, Interconnection, and Market Participation Rules (Energy and Capacity Markets)
    • Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement
    • Demand Response
    • Navigating Intersection of Federal and State Regulatory Authority
    • Impact of Environmental Initiatives, including Carbon Pricing, on Energy Markets