California

Burbank, City of

  • (Municipal electric system) Specialized representation on controversies involving long-term power supply contracts with Pacific Northwest suppliers and assistance in preparation of open-access transmission tariff, refund litigation arising from the California energy crisis, general consultation regarding electric power restructuring.

Escondido Mutual Water Company

  • (Mutual water company and special governmental district owning irrigation system and dam) Special representation of both entities in litigation covering the relicensing of a FERC project, and in litigation in the U.S. District Court, Southern District, California.

Glendale, City of

  • (Municipal electric system) Specialized representation on controversies involving long-term power supply contracts with Pacific Northwest suppliers and assistance in preparation of open-access transmission tariff, refund litigation arising from the California energy crisis, general consultation regarding electric power restructuring.

Imperial Irrigation District

  • (Special governmental district owning irrigation system and electric system (2005 peak load of 898 MW)) (1) Defense against rate filings before FERC by El Paso Electric Company; (2) Import and export of electricity with Mexico; (3) Utility mergers, including failed Southern California Edison/San Diego Gas & Electric merger, El Paso Electric/Central and South West merger, and Pacific Enterprises/Enova Corporation merger (before FERC and CPUC); (4) representation in El Paso Electric bankruptcy; (5) counseling and representation in litigated dispute over lease of power development rights on the All-American Canal; (6) counseling concerning electric industry restructuring in California and related matters and (7) representation in Enova/Pacific Enterprises merger proceedings before California Public Utilities Commission.

Northern California Power Agency, Roseville

  • (Intergovernmental entity comprised of municipal electric systems and irrigation districts and two rural electric cooperatives in California) Specialized joint representation (with Turlock Irrigation District) in FERC matters relating to natural gas procurement for electric generating facilities.

Palm Springs, City of

  • (Municipality) Advice and counsel on establishing a municipal utility including assistance on mandatory transmission access before FERC and participating in industry restructuring.

Pasadena, City of

  • (Municipal electric system) Specialized representation on controversies involving long-term power supply contracts with Pacific Northwest suppliers.

Riverside, City of

  • (Municipal electric system) Litigation before FERC and U.S. Court of Appeals on wholesale power ratemaking dispute.

San Diego County Water Authority

  • (Public agency comprised of member county, cities, irrigation, water and public utility districts, owning reservoirs and water system) Specialized representation relating to FERC hydro permitting and licensing proceedings.

Turlock Irrigation District

  • (Special governmental district owning irrigation system and electric system) General representation relating to: (1) rate filings before FERC and active efforts regarding rates for interconnection, transmission and power supply service costs; (2) joint development of new generating and transmission resources (e.g., proposed "Harry Allen" project and NCPA geothermal projects); (3) defense of allocation rights to and cost-based rates for power from federally authorized Hetch Hetchy Project, including arbitration; (4) litigation over Tuolumne River water rights relating to hydro electric development; (5) acquisition of power from federal Central Valley Project; (6) negotiation of power supply, interconnection and transmission agreements; (7) representation at FERC concerning utility mergers; (8) strategy and procedure for filing preliminary permit and license applications for hydroelectric projects at FERC; (9) acquisition and negotiations of power from cogeneration and small power production facilities; (10) acquisition of natural gas supply and transportation for generating plants; (11) advice concerning FERC natural gas matters; (12) FERC policy proceedings concerning transmission pricing policy; (13) California electric utility restructuring; (14) power sales contract counterparty bankruptcy; (15) successful establishment and operation of its own NERC-certified control area.

Vista Irrigation District

  • (Escondido Mutual Water Company and City of Escondido, California) Specialized representation relating to FERC hydro relicensing proceeding.

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