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Balch & Bingham LLP

Energy & Natural Resources

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What the team is known for

Assists significant electric utility entities with regulatory and transactional matters and energy-related litigation, particularly the negotiation of long-term wholesale power and trading contracts. Proficient at representing clients before FERC and other agencies. Continues to develop a fine reputation for its work in the renewables space, serving as lead counsel on the commercialization and acquisition of numerous renewable projects. Regularly undertakes work concerning nuclear development and power facilities.

Strengths

A source states: "They are much more reasonable and goal-oriented than other firms we have worked with in this market."

"It is a highly competent, capable and premier law firm that is staffed with many trusted attorneys," remarks a client.

One interviewee notes: "Energy transmission issues are a strength of the firm."

Work highlights

Represented Southern Power Company in an RFP process for the supply of wholesale power to service 11 electric cooperatives in Georgia.

Notable practitioners

Thomas Penland is adept at handling cases in the renewable development sphere as well as matters concerning nuclear and fossil fuel technologies.
"He is a very capable and creative attorney specializing in power purchase agreements."

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Energy & Natural Resources


Thomas Penland
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