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Nicole Allen

Partner

Washington, D.C.
202 585 6901 direct

Nicole advises electric utilities and cooperatives, natural gas companies and local distribution companies on a wide range of FERC regulatory and policy matters.

Drawing on over a decade of experience with market-based rate regulation, open access transmission tariffs (OATTs), regional transmission organization (RTO) issues, generation and transmission interconnection procedures, mergers and facility acquisitions and natural gas transportation and service issues, Nicole guides her clients through the ever changing regulatory landscape at FERC.

Nicole understands that her clients have varying comfort levels when dealing with matters before FERC, and she collaborates closely with each client to provide a regulatory strategy tailored to her client's unique business goals.

Representative Matters

Assisted client with FERC regulations, requirements and filings related to the establishment of a new affiliated entity, including the transfer of transmission facility ownership and the drafting and filing of various contracts and related power purchase agreements

Successfully guided client through Section 203 merger process including the transfer of 15 hydroelectric project licenses

Successfully guided client through Section 203 merger process involving acquisition of an electric generation facility and negotiation of a comprehensive uncontested settlement

Assisted broad industry group in drafting and filing comments on FERC rulemaking proceeding concerning changes to the small generator interconnection procedures

Advises and assists a group of natural gas clients in all aspects of FERC litigation defending against substantial pipeline rate increases and proposed system restructuring

Successfully protested on behalf of captive customer clients regarding a proposed pipeline abandonment of natural gas transportation facilities