Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer, & Pembroke, P.C. represents state utility commissions before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and United States Circuit Courts of Appeals. Our attorneys, many of whom have served as in-house counsel at state commissions or FERC, are well-known and highly-regarded in the energy bar and at FERC. DWGP has decades of experience managing complex federal public utility litigation and energy policy issues that affect state commissions. This representation involves all aspects of federal regulatory matters involving public utilities and interstate pipeline/storage providers, including issues pertaining to organized wholesale markets for energy, capacity, and ancillary services; transmission issues; grid reliability; rate and tariff matters; project certificate proceedings; utility merger proceedings; and federal rulemaking and policy proceedings. The Firm also work closely with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke's state commission clients have included the Arkansas Public Service Commission, the Kentucky Public Service Commission, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, the North Carolina Utilities Commission, the Maine Public Utilities Commission, the Missouri Public Service Commission, and the Virginia State Corporation Commission.
DWGP performs general services on behalf of state utility commission clients including:
The national scope of the Firm's practice allows us to call upon a wide range of experience in developing creative strategies necessary to address distinct issues facing each state. This experience provides DWGP with the unique ability to understand: (1) the delicate balance between participating in federal proceedings while furthering state policy goals, protecting and maintaining states’ jurisdiction and authority, and protecting retail ratepayers; (2) budgetary constraints affecting state commissions and governmental entities; (3) the efficiency in developing, where appropriate, coalitions with like-minded interveners and other state commissions; (4) the need to manage tight deadlines in order to gain appropriate approvals; and (5) how to develop strategies and solutions to address disputes involving federal laws and policies and the states’ statutory obligations.