Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation Department

California
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What the team is known for Possesses a wealth of experience representing utilities before the California Public Utilities Commission. Represents a large number of renewable energy companies across the state, as well as clients in the oil and gas industry. Offers guidance on project development, including financing, power purchase agreements and permitting through to dispute resolution. Noted activity across the Western United States and knowledgeable on issues relating to community choice aggregators.

Work highlights Represented Chevron USA in its purchase of a 30 MW utility-scale solar power plant in the Bakersfield area. The firm also handled the PPA, land lease agreement and Interconnection Agreement negotiations.

Notable practitioners

Steven Greenwald has decades of experience representing energy clients in a variety of regulatory, transactional and contentious matters. He deftly manages all stages of the project life cycle from financing and development through asset A&D. He is further noted for his handling of rate and other proceedings before state and federal regulatory bodies.

Vidhya Prabhakaran appears before the CPUC, CEC and other regulatory bodies on behalf of a host of sector clients including electric utilities, IPPs and energy service providers. He is particularly skilled in ratemaking and procurement matters. Clients commend him as a "dependable and to the point" attorney.