Utility regulation

The energy sector plays a crucial role in keeping the national and global economies connected. Demand is driving new and creative ways to make energy production and delivery even more efficient. Regardless of the platform — electric, natural gas, nuclear or alternative and renewable technologies — there are significant obstacles and challenges. Our clients can face market restructuring proceedings and complaint cases at the Public Utilities Commission, consumer contract disputes in an alternative dispute context, and appeals before the Ohio Supreme Court on a regular basis, as well as proceedings in federal courts. Our experienced counsel help our clients find the opportunities that exist with each of the challenges they face, and secure just and expeditious results.

Porter Wright attorneys understand the intricacies of the regulatory system that governs power and energy providers. We have been involved deeply in utility deregulation, including planning for utilities’ transitions to competitive markets, pricing requirements and issues of preemption of local and state requirements. Our experience and understanding of not only the industry, but its evolution, brings practical solutions to even the most complex of issues.

Due to our significant experience in the industry, Porter Wright has been named a “Recommended firm for Utilities” by clients in BTI’s 2017 Industry Power Rankings.