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Wilbur Earley
Wilbur C. Earley
Energy Policy Advisor
Washington +1 202 662 5434 bearley@cov.com Download V-card

Drawing on has over 39 years of experience in the energy industry, Bud Earley, a non-lawyer senior advisor, provides analysis and advice on a wide range of federal and state energy regulatory issues, including transaction and rate issues, regional transmission organization (RTO) tariffs and rules, interconnection, retail choice and demand response for electricity customers, a natural gas pipelines and hydroelectric facility licenses, and LNG export authorizations.

  • For a major U.S. utility, secured favorable rulings from FERC regarding rate incentives for major transmission projects, market-based rate authority for its generation assets and a declaratory order regarding an underwater transmission project.
  • For a major U.S. energy company, advised on securing DOE approval to export LNG and from FERC to construct an LNG terminal.
  • For a prominent coalition of major electricity market stakeholders, providing ongoing analyses and other services regarding state and federal regulatory and policy matters related to electricity competition.
  • For U.S. investment firms, secured FERC approval of the sale of a generator to a U.S. electric utility, and advised on the Federal Power Act implications of unwinding a series of investments in U.S. transmission and hydroelectric facilities.
  • For a prominent Asian investment firm, securing FERC approval of a substantial investment in a U.S. electric utility
  • For a U.S. and transmission cooperative, obtained a favorable ruling from FERC on a complaint against a transmission provider for violating its open access tariff, and securing an interconnection agreement for a new generator.
  • For potential LNG terminal developers, advised on the regulatory process for securing approvals from DOE and FERC to export LNG and build LNG terminal facilities.
  • For a coalition of U.S. electric generating companies, advised on successful federal court challenge of state regulatory interference in FERC-jurisdictional wholesale markets.
  • Advised foreign government agency on reforming its electricity market surveillance program.
  • For a U.S. generating company, successfully advised on organized market tariffs and business practices in an enforcement investigation regarding alleged market manipulation.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Energy Bar Association

Previous Experience

  • Allegheny Energy, Inc., Director of FERC and RTO External Affairs
  • FERC, Director of Regional Market Coordination, Office of Markets, Tariffs and Rates
  • FERC, Advisor to Commissioner William Massey
  • FERC, Director of Electricity Policy, Office of Economic Policy