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Linda Walsh

Washington, DC, USA USA Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
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Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) - USA - Nationwide

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Linda Walsh of Husch Blackwell LLP has notable experience advising electric utilities on transmission rate proceedings, approvals for acquisitions and dispositions and broader regulatory compliance. She frequently represents such clients before FERC and is knowledgeable in FPA and PURPA issues.
"Linda Walsh is an experienced and skillful FERC practitioner." "Linda is very responsive, professional, and knowledgeable."
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Linda focuses on regulatory issues affecting the electric utility industry nationwide.

Linda counsels and advocates for clients on a broad range of federal regulations covering electric utilities. Her experience as a trial attorney at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) informs strategies for clients proactively handling compliance matters or faced with litigation. Linda advises on regulatory issues in connection with:

- Transmission rate proceedings

- Order No. 1000 transmission planning and development

- Section 203 acquisitions and dispositions

- Centralized service company requirements

- Standards of conduct issues

- Merchant generation interconnection issues

- Market-based rate applications

- Qualifying Facility (QF) certifications

- Utility reporting requirements

- Interlocking director applications

- Public Utility Holding Company Act (PUHCA) requirements

Linda also prepares transmission rate filings under the Federal Power Act (FPA) to establish forward-looking formula-based rate and incentive-rate treatments favorable to clients. She guides clients through North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) matters, as well as interconnection and regulatory issues underlying corporate and financial transactions in the energy sector. She provides policy advice on issues covered by the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA), net metering and the reliability results of environmental regulations.

Professional Memberships

Foundation of the Energy Law Journal, President, 2018-2019; Board of Directors, Secretary, 2014-2016

Energy Bar Association’s Environmental Regulation Committee, Chair, 2015-2016

Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar Association, President, 2007-2008

Energy Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2001-2004; Chair, Committee on System Reliability, Planning and Compliance, 2008-2009

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Syracuse University College of Law

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University of Hartford

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University of Connecticut

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