Bruce Grabow

Senior Counsel
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Bruce Grabow represents independent power developers and owners and merchant generators, electric power marketers, electric utility companies, investment and private equity funds and wholesale and retail customers in regulatory compliance and transactional matters pertaining to the electric energy industry. His practice focuses on matters regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA), Energy Policy Act of 2005, including the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005 (PUHCA) and Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA).

Bruce Grabow represents independent power developers and owners and merchant generators, electric power marketers, electric utility companies, investment and private equity funds and wholesale and retail customers in regulatory compliance and transactional matters pertaining to the electric energy industry. His practice focuses on matters regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA), Energy Policy Act of 2005, including the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005 (PUHCA) and Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA).

Bruce advises clients on:

  • Generation interconnection throughout the Nation
  • Reactive power compensation
  • Regional transmission organization (RTO)/independent system operator (ISO) market
  • Tariff rules and policy
  • Mergers, acquisitions and corporate reorganizations
  • Market-based and cost-based power sales
  • Transmission infrastructure development
  • Transmission rate recovery
  • Negotiation of tolling, power purchase, energy management service, interconnection, transmission, operation and maintenance agreements
  • NERC compliance
  • Exempt wholesale generator and qualifying facility status
  • Rulemaking proceedings
  • Affiliate transactions
  • Securities issuances
  • Standards of conduct compliance

Reactive Power Representations

  • FERC Policy
    • Reactive Power Capability Compensation, RM22-2
    • Reactive Accounting Guidance, AC20-101
  • PJM
    • Bluegrass Solar, LLC, Dkt. No. ER22-2867
    • Skipjack Solar Center, LLC, Dkt. No. ER22-2048
    • Bishop Hill Energy LLC, Dkt. No. ER22-1869
    • Hawtree Creek Farm Solar, LLC, Dkt. No. ER22-1076
    • Wildwood Lessee, LLC, Dkt. No. ER22-763
    • Crescent Ridge, LLC, Dkt. No. ER22-387
    • Aragonne Wind, LLC, Dkt. No. ER22-241
    • Lone Tree Wind, LLC, Dkt. No. ER20-2953
    • Camp Grove Wind Farm LLC, Dkt. No. ER21-2919
    • Pleinmont Solar 2, LLC, Dkt. No. ER21-2474
    • Albemarle Beach Solar, LLC, Dkt. No. ER21-2364
    • Mechanicsville Solar, LLC, Dkt. No. ER21-2091
    • Bluestone Farm Solar, LLC, Dkt. No. ER21-1696
    • Elk Hill Solar 2, LLC, Dkt. No. ER21-1633
    • New Mexico Wind, LLC, Dkt. No. ER21-1555
    • Fowler Ridge IV Wind Farm LLC, Dkt. No. ER21-1365
    • Hog Creek Wind Project, LLC, Dkt. No. ER21-1141
    • Whitetail Solar 2, LLC, Dkt. No. ER21-936
    • Richmond Spider Solar, LLC, Dkt. No. ER21-521
    • Highlander Solar Energy Station 1, LLC, Dkt. No. ER21-350
    • Harts Mill Solar, LLC, Dkt. No. ER21-21
  • MISO
    • Cardinal Point Wind, LLC, Dkt No. ER22-2832
    • Mulligan Solar, LLC, Dkt. No. ER22-1815
    • Big River Solar, LLC, Dkt. No. ER22-1610
    • Sac County Wind, LLC, Dkt. No. ER22-1136
    • Pegasus Wind, LLC, Dkt. No. ER22-728
    • Dressor Plains Solar, LLC, Dkt. No. ER22-616
    • Prairie State Solar, LLC, Dkt. No. ER22-615
    • Glacier Sands Wind Power, LLC, Dkt. No. ER22-526
    • Assembly Solar III, LLC, Dkt. No. ER22-424
    • Prairie Wolf Solar, LLC, Dkt. No. ER21-2892
    • Broadlands Wind Farm LLC, Dkt. No. ER21-2521
    • Assembly Solar II, LLC, Dkt. No. ER21-2449
    • Oliver Wind II, LLC, Dkt. No. ER21-2401
    • Minonk Stewardship Wind, LLC, Dkt. No. ER21-2329
    • Oliver Wind I, LLC, Dkt. No. ER21-2179
    • White Oak Energy, LLC, Dkt. No. ER21-1794
    • California Ridge Wind Energy, LLC, Dkt. No. ER21-1339
    • Assembly Solar 1, LLC, Dkt. No. ER21-1215
    • Bishop Hill Energy II, LLC, Dkt. No. ER21-762
  • Other Markets
    • Spring Valley Wind, LLC, Dkt. No. ER22-841, FPA section 205 proceeding to obtain reactive compensation on NV Energy system
    • Crossing Trails Wind Power Project LLC, Dkt. No. ER22-1106, FPA section 205 proceeding to obtain reactive compensation on Tri-State system
    • Panorama Wind, LLC, Dkt. No. ER22-2385, FPA section 205 proceeding to obtain reactive compensation on Tri-State system
    • Copper Mountain Solar 5, LLC, Dkt. No. ER22-839, FPA section 205 proceeding to obtain reactive compensation on NV Energy system
    • Battle Mountain SP, LLC, Dkt. No. ER22-840, FPA section 205 proceeding to obtain reactive compensation on NV Energy system
    • Cove Mountain Solar, LLC, Dkt No. ER22-745
    • Cove Mountain Solar 2, LLC, Dkt No. ER22-746
    • Airport Solar, LLC, Dkt. No. ER20-2528 (PacifiCorp)
    • Techren Solar II, LLC, Dkt. No. ER20-203-000 (NV Energy)
    • Red Horse III, LLC, Dkt. No. ER20-1619 (Tucson Electric Power Company)
    • Red Horse Wind 2, LLC,Dkt. No. ER20-1618 (Tucson Electric Power Company)

MISO Market Proceedings

  • Invenergy Transmission LLC, Dkt. No. EL22-83, FPA section 206 complaint to incorporate MHVDC projects in MISO transmission expansion plan
  • National Grid Renewables Development, LLC, Dkt. No. ER22-2107, Rule 207 proceeding to obtain waiver for generation interconnection agreement dates
  • Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., Dkt. No. ER22-2058, FPA section 205 proceeding addressing unexecuted facilities service agreement
  • Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., Dkt. No. ER22-477, FPA section 205 proceeding addressing network upgrade funding for MHVDC Transmission
  • Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., Dkt. No. ER20-588, FPA section 205 proceeding to establish Storage As A Transmission Only Asset (SATOA)
  • Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., Dkt. No. ER20-359, FPA section 205 proceeding to adopt a pro forma Facilities Service Agreement in connection with transmission owner self-funding of generation interconnection network upgrades
  • Ameren Services Co., et al v. FERC, D.C. Circuit Case No. 16-1304 addressing funding of network upgrades
  • Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., Dkt. No. ER20-170, FPA section 205 proceeding to assess O&M costs to interconnection customers
  • Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., Dkt. No. ER20-41, FPA section 205 proceeding to implement generation interconnection reforms
  • Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., Dkt. No. ER19-1960, FPA section 206 proceeding to implement generation interconnection reforms of Order No. 845
  • Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., Dkt. No. ER19-1124, FPA section 205 proceeding to plan market efficiency transmission to 100 kV
  • Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., Dkt. No. ER19-637, FPA section 205 proceeding to revise generation interconnection procedures
  • Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., Dkt. No. ER18-2513-000, FPA section 205 proceeding to address network upgrade self-funding
  • EDF Renewable Energy, Inc. v. MISO, SPP and PJM, Dkt. No. EL18-26, FPA section 206 proceeding to revise affected system processing for generation interconnection

PJM Market Proceedings

  • PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., Dkt. No. ER22-2110, FPA section 205 proceeding to revise generation interconnection queue procedures
  • CCEBA v. PJM and Duke, Dkt. No. EL-21-92, FPA section 206 Complaint regarding Affected Systems
  • Lightsource Renewable Energy Development, LLC, Dkt. No. ER20-2806, Waiver of Tariff deadline
  • American Electric Power Service Corporation, Dkt. No. EL20-58, Declaratory Order to adopt storage as a transmission asset
  • Indicated Generation Owners, Dkt. No. EL19-70, ROE for Reactive Compensation
  • PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., Dkt. No. ER19-1958, FPA section 206 proceeding to implement generation interconnection reforms of Order No. 845
  • Radford's Run Wind Farm, LLC v. PJM, Dkt. No. EL18-183, FPA section 206 complaint to obtain incremental capacity transfer rights
  • PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., Dkt. No. EL17-32, FPA section 206 proceeding to establish seasonal capacity market
  • PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., Dkt. No. ER17-718, FPA section 205 proceeding to add new category of transmission in PJM-MISO joint operating agreement
  • Advanced Energy Management v. FERC, D.C. Circuit Case No. 16-1234 addressing PJM capacity market
  • PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., Dkt. No. ER17-367-000, FPA section 205 proceeding addressing means for intermittent generation to participate in PJM capacity market
  • Northern Indiana Public Service Co. v. PJM, Dkt. No. EL13-88, FPA section 206 complaint to revise inter-RTO transmission planning under Joint Operating Agreement

SPP Market Proceedings

  • Southwest Power Pool, Inc., Dkt. No. ER22-253, FPA section 205 proceeding to mitigate queue backlog
  • Southwest Power Pool, Inc., Dkt. No. ER19-2845, FPA section 205 proceeding to adopt use of phasor measurement units
  • Southwest Power Pool, Inc., Dkt. No. EL19-75, FPA section 206 proceeding to enforce SPP Tariff for network upgrade credits
  • Southwest Power Pool, Inc., Dkt. No. ER19-1579, FPA section 205 proceeding to revise SPP generation interconnection procedures
  • Southwest Power Pool, Inc., Dkt. No. EL19-11, FPA section 206 proceeding to revise membership exit fees
  • Southwest Power Pool, Inc., Dkt. No. ER19-356, FPA section 205 proceeding to require dispatchable resource status

Other Markets and General Representation

  • RWE Supply & Trading Americas, LLC, Dkt No. ER22-2924, FPA section 205 filing to obtain market-based rate authorization
  • Nevada Power Company, Dkt. No. ER22-1242, FPA section 205 proceeding to revise Schedule 2 of OATT
  • Sappi North America, Inc., Presumpscot Hydro LLC, Dichotomy Power Maine LLC, Project Nos. 2897-052, 2931-044, 2932-051, 2941-047, 2942-054, and 2984-123, Hydro License Transfer Application
  • PPL Electric Utilities Corporation, Dkt. No. ER21-2882, FPA section 205 filing addressing self-funding for generation network upgrades
  • Minonk Stewardship Wind LLC, Dkt. No. ER21-2538-000, FPA section 205 market-based rate application
  • Minonk Stewardship Wind LLC, Dkt. No. EG21-193-000, Notice of Self-Certification of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status
  • Harts Mill TE Holdings LLC, Dkt. No. ER21-110-000, FPA section 205 market-based rate application
  • Waterbury Generation LLC; Hull Street Energy, LLC, Dkt. No. EC21-75-000, FPA section 203 transaction
  • Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, Dkt. No. EL21-66, FPA section 206 proceeding to adopt self-funding pricing for generation network upgrades

FERC Rulemaking

  • American Wind Energy Assoc., Dkt. No. RM15-21, Petition for rulemaking to revise nationwide generation interconnection procedures (leading to Order No. 845)
  • Implementation Issues Under The Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, Dkt. No. AD16-16-000, Comments addressing PURPA implementation
  • Reactive Supply Compensation in Markets Operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators, Dkt. No. AD16-17-000, comments addressing compensation for reactive power capability
  • Competitive Transmission Development Technical Conference, Dkt. No. AD16-18-000, testimony and comments to expand transmission grid
  • Open Access and Priority Rights on Interconnection Facilities, Dkt. Nos. RM14-11 and AD12-14, Proposed Rulemaking
  • Refinements to Policies and Procedures for Market-Based Rates, Dkt. No. RM14-14, Proposed Rulemaking
  • Generator Requirements at Transmission Interface, Dkt. No. RM12-16, Proposed Rulemaking
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Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Widener University, 1994
  • B.S., with honors, University of Florida, 1985
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia, 1996
  • Maryland, 1994
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, The Best Lawyers in America®, Energy Law (2022-2023)
Professional History
    • Senior Counsel, Locke Lord LLP
    • Senior Counsel, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP