40+ Years of Energy Experience
Felhaber energy law attorneys have a broad and comprehensive practice, including representation on electric, natural gas, telephone and steam supply issues. Our clients include large and small retail electric cooperatives that are partially or totally regulated by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, wind energy developers, large fossil fuel generators, hydroelectric power producers, governmental subdivisions, large energy consumers, and ratepayer groups.
For more than four decades, Felhaber's energy law attorneys have been representing clients in utility matters, appearing before and working with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Minnesota Office of Energy Security, and civil courts. Our experience and reputation allow us to work with regulators, utilities representatives and other parties — navigating the administrative processes with skill and credibility.
Felhaber’s Energy Law attorneys also represent electric cooperatives, utility work contractors, and other energy suppliers on transactional and related matters. These include board of director governance; labor and employment; business sales, mergers and acquisitions; contracts for the construction of utility facilities; and associated litigation.
Typical Energy Law Engagements
- Serve as general counsel to electric cooperative boards of directors
- Represent cooperatives in general business matters, territory disputes, and various transactions in front of the Public Utilities Commission and state courts
- Represent commercial and industrial interests in front of regulatory bodies in rates and supply matters
- Represent large industrial commercial interests in construction of steam supply, electric and gas facilities and with respect to utility supply disputes
- Negotiate power purchase and sale agreements for independent power producers
- Assist in development and construction of distributed generation and renewable generation from organization and start-up to construction and sale of output
- Negotiate oil and gas leases and sales of interest
- Represent wind developers and owners in negotiating development agreements
- Facilitate clients' applications to various governmental bodies for grants
- Represent independent power producers with respect to matters at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”)
- Represent both general contractors and sub contractors on utility construction agreements
- Advise on Renewable Standards and disputes in sales of renewable energy credits
- Real Estate purchase, sale, and leasing transactions of utility property
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Please contact us for an assessment of your situation in our Minneapolis office at 612.339.6321 or our St. Paul office at 651.222.6321.