Nixon Peabody LLP
Practicing in the area of energy law, Elizabeth Whittle counsels clients with respect to natural gas, hydroelectric and electric regulatory and transactional matters.
I am an active practitioner before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, representing clients in hearings, settlement conferences and adversary proceedings in the natural gas, electric and hydroelectric areas. I am active in proceedings involving regional transmission organizations and wholesale markets, including PJM, Midcontinent ISO, ISO New England, New York ISO, Southwest Power Pool and the California ISO. I represent clients on pipeline systems including Tennessee Gas, Algonquin, Dominion Transmission, ANR, Columbia Gas, Columbia Gulf, Empire and Millennium. Finally, I assist hydroelectric licensees and preliminary permittees in obtaining, maintaining and amending hydroelectric licenses and permits.
In addition to regulatory proceedings, I work with clients seeking regulatory approvals to engage in activities, such as market-based rate transactions, and to become EWGs or QFs. Obtaining approval of interconnection agreements, engineering and procurement agreements and transmission agreements can be complicated, so I navigate my clients through these aspects.
I also represent clients before FERC in enforcement proceedings and have successfully handled enforcement issues ranging from hydroelectric compliance matters, capacity release and natural gas-related compliance matters and electric quarterly report issues.
I represent clients in negotiations with pipelines over precedent agreements, transportation agreements, and capacity release agreements. I represent clients in negotiations over interconnection agreements and related facility construction agreements. I work with clients to negotiate power supply and natural gas supply agreements, often using EEI, NAESB and Gas EDI forms.