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Adrienne Clair


Washington, D.C.
202 585 6919 direct

Adrienne represents clients primarily in applications, litigation and rulemaking proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding RTO markets; open access transmission service and transmission planning; terms and rates for electric capacity, energy, transmission and ancillary services; related transactions; and proceedings involving natural gas pipeline rates and services.

With 20 years of experience, she has also assisted clients in compliance matters, including enforcement actions and auditing existing compliance programs.

Representative Matters

Represents generation and transmission cooperative utilities in the PJM Interconnection, LLC, Midcontinent Independent System Operator, and Southwest Power Pool regions on issues including capacity market design and accommodation of load-serving entities, litigation regarding formula rates, transmission planning and service issues, general electric and natural gas rate proceedings, and general rulemaking proceedings before the FERC

Successfully litigated proceedings regarding a corporate reorganization under Federal Power Act Section 203

Represents a municipal utility in natural gas pipeline rate and tariff proceedings before the FERC

Represents trade associations for municipal and cooperative utilities in select rulemaking and market design proceedings before the FERC

Represents a group of local distribution companies in natural gas pipeline rate, tariff and rulemaking proceedings before the FERC

Represented the Office of the People's Counsel of the District of Columbia in a proceeding regarding recovery of smart grid meter installation costs, depreciation matters and a merger proceeding


"Transmission Planning at FERC: Toward a Customers' Bill of Rights";
APPA Legal and Regulatory Conference, October 2017

“Trends in Transmission Policies and Rates: Up, Up and Away?”
NRECA G&T Legal Seminar, November 2016

"Getting to Point B: Trends in Federal Transmission Policy and Rates, and Drivers of the Transmission Boom";
G&T Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, June 2016

Panelist, "Keeping the Lights On: Challenges Facing the Energy Industry";
International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation Fall Conference, September 2015

"The Impact of EPSA v. FERC on Demand Response and FERC-State Jurisdiction";
APPA Legal Seminar, October 2014

"How Changes to Minimum Office Price Rules Can Cripple Co-ops";
NRECA G&T Legal Seminar, November 2012