Barnes & Thornburg LLP
As Indiana’s first ever Utility Consumer Counselor and a past deputy attorney general for the state, industry outlier Parvin Price offers decades of honed experience in all areas of utility and energy law, including natural gas, electricity and water, and assists clients in the funding of various infrastructure improvement projects.
Parvin represents investor-, cooperatively- and municipally-owned utilities, as well as industrial or wholesale customers, before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, and trial and appellate courts throughout the region. He also advises organizing groups on the creation of new operating entities interested in providing utility services in Indiana.
Notably, during Parvin’s service as Indiana’s first Utility Consumer Counselor from 1981 to 1985, all Indiana utilities were regulated. Over the last decades, numerous utilities have become deregulated. However, Parvin’s deep experience allows him to advise clients subject to regulation and those outside of regulation on how to avoid the mistakes of their predecessors.
Regardless of the economic or regulatory climate, Parvin is an industry veteran who knows the terrain and how to lead utilities through the obstacles they face, including the recurring historic changes that continue to occur. He is appreciated by clients and colleagues alike for his multidimensional experience, sage perspective and ability to offer solutions in a manner that is easily understood. When Parvin’s clients are faced with an issue that requires flexibility, he demonstrates the requisite agility and acute know-how to guide them toward the desired result.
Parvin is a frequent speaker on issues of utility management and state agency regulation. He currently serves as general counsel for the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water. Parvin also works with Indiana regulators and his Utility Consumer Counselor successors on myriad issues facing the industry today.