Andrew B. Art joined DWGP as Senior Counsel in January 2016, and has been a licensed attorney with a practice focused on electric utilities for the past 17 years. Since 2001, Mr. Art has advised LADWP in various energy, regulatory, policy and compliance matters. Most recently, Mr. Art has served as a subcontractor providing technical, policy and regulatory consulting services to the LADWP Power System on issues related to the potential expansion of the California ISO into a regional transmission organization, and the costs, benefits, risks and opportunities for LADWP.
Mr. Art advises primarily municipal and consumer-owned utilities in, regulatory, policy, compliance and transactional matters. For clients in California, including LADWP, Mr. Art has helped assess regulatory compliance with transmission planning obligations under regional and inter-regional transmission planning processes, and a wide range of regulatory, policy and compliance matters arising under the Federal Power Act and state and local laws and regulations. He has helped LADWP understand new legislative policy and regulatory mandates, develop and advocate positions to protect its interests. Mr. Art has played an important role helping clients achieve satisfactory outcomes in disputed matters and investigations before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), serving as outside counsel and providing assistance to the City Attorneys representing LADWP from July 2001 through June 2016.
Mr. Art has helped clients negotiate and develop a variety of transactional agreements, including balancing authority area services agreements, pseudo tie and dynamic scheduling arrangements, power purchase agreements from renewable generation resources, transmission service and interconnection agreements with generation facilities and transmission intertie lines. Mr. Art has also performed due diligence and compliance assessments of potential project developments, mergers and acquisitions.
With respect to electric reliability matters, Mr. Art has helped clients in the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) region and other regions develop and implement effective internal controls and protocols to document their compliance with the requirements of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and. WECC He has conducted training programs for subject matter experts and compliance managers, and has led simulation training exercises.
He has helped clients assess market rules and requirements, and development of regulatory and policy positions and related programs, including Feed-in-Tariff programs, compliance training programs, and frameworks for stakeholder processes. Mr. Art has led many presentations and has performed training sessions for utility personnel, subject matter experts, attorneys and lay audiences.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Art was employed by the law firm of Van Ness Feldman, from 1998 to 2015, where he was a Partner and served the firm’s Executive Committee. Before he began his practice of law, Mr. Art worked for seven years designing and performing regulatory analysis, and writing regulatory and policy advocacy reports for the Environmental Working Group and the Center for Resource Economics, firms based in Washington, DC.
- American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1999
- Kenyon College, B.A., 1991
- District of Columbia
- Administrative Law Review, Washington College of Law
- American Bar Association
- Energy Bar Association
- Green Energy Tariff Designs, APPA Legal & Regulatory Conf. (Oct. 2017)
- EUCI, NERC Compliance Training, (June 2016)
- American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar (multiple occasions).
- Energy Bar Association, Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, May 2013.
- Midwest Reliability Organization, Hearing Body Training (multiple occasions).
- National Hydropower Association, Annual Conference, Washington, DC, April 2012.
- Andrew Art & Ilan Gutherz, Defining the Bulk Electric System: How Bright is NERC's New 'Bright Line' Rule, The Electricity Journal, Vol. 26 Issue 2 pp. 58 (March 2013).
- Andrew Art & Van Smith, FERC and NERC Speed Processing of Electric Reliability Violations, Natural Gas & Electricity, Vol. 28 Issue 11 pp. 13 (June 2012).