Energy

Our team of experts supports companies across the ever-expanding energy industry, from oil and natural gas to renewable energy, by providing comprehensive legal analysis and solutions. Whether our client is a local startup or a global enterprise, we handle every legal challenge from regulatory compliance to litigation.

Our Services

  • We advise on existing and proposed federal and state legislation and regulatory proceedings, including Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) tariffs; California Independent System Operator (CAISO) stakeholder initiatives; California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) rulemaking and ratemaking proceedings; and California Energy Commission (CEC) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) proceedings
  • We represent clients before California agencies including the CAISO, the CPUC, the CEC, and the CARB
  • We handle all types of litigation with public and private entities
  • We conduct due diligence for the acquisition and financing of renewable energy companies and facilities
  • We assist in the development of corporate governance and securities reporting requirements
  • We secure necessary operating licenses and permits, land use entitlements and lease negotiations, and provide National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance and litigation services
  • We represent municipalities and governmental agencies in the development of energy conservation and distribution projects, including through joint ventures, Joint Power Authorities (JPAs), and Community Choice Aggregation programs, including organization, governance, regulatory compliance and financing of operations
  • We exploit innovative technologies with patents, trade secret protection and licensing
  • We provide bond counsel on public and private projects
  • We obtain financing through venture capital, private equity and governmental sources

Representative Matters

  • Cogeneration and solar project entitlement and purchase and sale
  • Geothermal power and regulatory advocacy at CPUC, CUC and California Air Resources Board (CARB)
  • Land use and permit due diligence for acquisition and financing of renewable energy facilities
  • Oil company rate of return analysis and sale of excess electrical power
  • Gas turbine power plant due diligence purchase and sale, operational and compliance work
  • Natural gas core transport agency regulatory representation

 

Testimonial

“Procopio is a pillar of our region’s cleantech economy and sustainability community. We look to Procopio to help our member companies stay abreast of complex legal matters directly affecting their commercialization and business growth strategies. We’re blessed to have them on our team.”

-- Jason Anderson, President, CleanTECH San Diego