Energy and Utility

Serving the entities that serve the people.

Serving the entities that serve the people.

Our Energy and Utility Practice Group is an acknowledged leader in the practice of rapidly-changing utility and administrative law. Our experience in the very agencies before which we regularly appear uniquely qualifies us to represent public and private clients in all areas of this dynamic and challenging field.

Our attorneys actively represent and advocate for our clients before the Public Utility Commission (PUC), the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the Railroad Commission of Texas (RCT) and at all levels of the State and Federal court system in a wide variety of matters, including:

  • Electric restructuring/regulation and compliance
  • Electric utility rates, service, and contracts
  • Aggregation of electric customers
  • Telecommunications matters
  • Natural gas regulation
  • Electric and gas franchise issues
  • Water and wastewater utility rates, service, and contracts
  • Transmission line construction and routing, including applications for certificates of convenience and necessity (“CCN”)
  • Anti-competitive issues/code of conduct enforcement

Energy and Utility Practice Group attorneys are extremely knowledgeable in all areas of utility law and successfully represent the best interests of our clients by:

  • Staying abreast of new developments and issues in energy production, sale, and distribution
  • Assisting political subdivisions and others that wish to take advantage of aggregation opportunities to reduce their energy costs
  • Assisting with negotiating attractive retail and wholesale electric and water supply contracts
  • Advising cities and property owners and negotiate agreements on various telecommunications matters, including zoning and siting of communications facilities
  • Supporting municipalities in their roles as regulators and franchising authorities
  • Representing municipalities in rate cases and cost review proceedings relating to electric and natural gas utilities
  • Assisting municipalities with natural gas distribution system rate ordinances
  • Representing municipal governments and private utility companies concerning retail utility service areas and wholesale utility rates, contracts, and services
  • Representing property owners affected by transmission line construction and routing
  • Participating in rulemaking proceedings and the formulation of public policy at state regulatory agencies
  • Crafting legislation and representing client interests before the legislature
  • Representing clients before ERCOT

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