Bruce L. Richardson focuses his practice on electric energy law. He advises independent power producers (IPPs), merchant transmission developers, electric power marketers, energy asset managers and private equity firms in the energy sector. While Bruce routinely appears before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on regulatory matters and in administrative litigation, he represents energy sector clients on a wide range of regulatory, electric reliability, transactional and project issues.
On regulatory matters, Bruce provides guidance on issues arising under the Federal Power Act, the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, the Energy Policy Acts of 1992 and 2005, and the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005. The guidance includes independent power production, interconnection matters, affiliate utility issues, transmission access and pricing, ancillary services, cost-based rates, regional transmission organizations, organized power markets, market-based rates, reliability must-run service, power supply purchases and sales, retail wheeling and wholesale electric customer disputes.
Bruce also counsels clients on regulatory compliance matters, including the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) electric reliability standards and requirements. For transactions, he assists clients regarding electric power contracts, utility restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions.
He appears before FERC in complaint proceedings, reactive service proceedings, reliability must-run proceedings, transmission rate proceedings and regional transmission organization proceedings.
As a result of his in-house role with an IPP, Bruce’s experience extends to legal support for project development, as well as to issues related to the operation and management of generation projects.
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