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Provided by Jay Ryan

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Practice Areas

Energy Infrastructure; Energy Markets; Renewables; and Energy Regulatory and Litigation

Career

Jay Ryan is Co-Chair of Baker Botts' Energy Regulatory Practice. Mr. Ryan counsels electric and gas utilities, private equity investors and portfolio companies, developers of large-scale energy infrastructure projects, hydroelectric licensees, and renewable energy resources on transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters. These matters include infrastructure permitting; regulation and operation of regional power markets; transmission and generation interconnection and rate issues; hydroelectric licensing and compliance; cross-border transactions; audits, investigations and enforcement actions; asset acquisitions, due diligence and divestitures; and other issues arising under federal and state energy and environmental laws. Mr. Ryan represents clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the National Marine Fisheries Service and state water quality agencies. In 2017, the National Law Journal selected Jay as an Energy and Environmental Trailblazer.

Professional Memberships

Jay is a Board member of the Northeast Chapter of the Energy Bar Association and former Chair of the National Hydropower Association's Regulatory Affairs Committee. Previously, Jay served on the Board of Girls on the Run - D.C., a non-profit organization in Washington.

Publications

2020 Year In Review and Energy Outlook: Disruption and Transition for the Energy Industry, Energy Update, Quarter 2

Protecting the Bulk Power System from Foreign Adversaries, Energy Update, Quarter 2

American Jobs Plan Includes Significant Investments in Energy Infrastructure, March 2021

FERC Reaffirms Support for Emerging Technologies, , On March 18, 2021, FERC reaffirmed its prior decision enabling the participation of emerging technologies in the energy, capacity, and ancillary services markets operated by RTOs and ISOs. These emerging technologies include electric storage, distributed generation, demand response, energy efficiency, thermal storage, and electric vehicles and associated supply equipment., 19 March 2021

DOE and FERC Take Action to Protect the Bulk Power System, December 2020

New Energy Infrastructure Projects: Challenges and Opportunities in 2021 under a Biden Administration and Other Recent Developments, Energy Update, December 2020

Considerations for a Biden Administration – FERC, November 2020

FERC Update – October 2020, October 2020

FERC and NERC Warn of Technology Risks to the Electric Grid, Energy Update, August 2020

FERC Issues Two Orders with Significant Implications for Renewable Facilities, Energy Update, July 2020

FERC's Landmark Storage Order Allowing Market Participation by Behind-the-Meter Resources Upheld by D.C. Circuit, July 2020

FERC Revamps Return on Equity Methodology and Increases Returns for MISO Transmission Owners, Energy Update, May 2020

President Declares Threats to the U.S. Electric Grid by Foreign Adversaries a "National Emergency", Energy Update, May 2020

Net Metering for Rooftop Solar and Other Behind the Meter Generation Challenged at FERC, Energy Update, April 2020

2019 - A Year of Change for Worldwide Energy, Energy Update, 2020

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Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) - USA
5
Band 5

Jay Ryan is cochair of the firm's energy regulatory group. He provides expert counsel on a range of matters before FERC, with experience handling transmission, licensing and permitting matters.
"Responsive, thoughtful and analytical."

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