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
  • Regional transmission organization (RTO)/independent system operator (ISO) market
  • Tariff rules and policy

Reactive Power Representations

  • FERC Policy
    • Reactive Accounting Guidance, AC20-101
  • PJM
    • Pleinmont Solar 1, LLC, Dkt. No. ER20-2819
    • Holloman Lessee, LLC, Dkt. No. ER20-2576
    • Paulding Wind Farm IV LLC, Dkt. No. ER20-2503
    • NedPower Mount Storm LLC, Dkt. No. ER20-2471
    • Bitter Ridge Wind Farm, LLC, Dkt. No. ER20-2446
    • Lexington Chenoa Wind Farm LLC, Dkt. No. ER20-2148
    • Ingenco Wholesale Power, LLC, Dkt. No. ER20-1863
    • Whitetail Solar 3 LLC, Dkt. No. ER20-1851
    • Whitetail Solar 1 LLC, Dkt. No. ER20-714
    • FPL Energy Illinois Wind, LLC, Dkt. No. ER20-282
    • Meadow Lake Wind Farm VI LLC, Dkt. No. ER20-80
    • New Creek Wind, LLC, Dkt. No. ER19-2745
    • Stony Creek Wind Farm, LLC, Dkt. No. ER19-1886
    • Wind Park Bear Creek, LLC, Dkt. No. ER19-1730
    • Enel Green Power HillTopper Wind, LLC, No. ER19-878
    • Wildcat Wind Farm LLC, Dkt. No. ER19-1077
    • GLG, LLC, Dkt. No. ER19-708
    • Mendota Hills Wind Farm, LLC, Dkt. No. ER19-420
    • Paulding Wind Farm II LLC, Dkt. No. ER19-373
    • Allegheny Ridge Wind Farm, LLC, Dkt. No. ER19-229
    • Headwaters Wind Farm LLC, Dkt. No. ER18-2344
    • Blackstone Wind Farm LLC, Dkt. No. ER18-2337
    • Meadow Lake Wind Farm V LLC, Dkt. No. ER18-2317
    • Paulding Wind Farm III LLC, Dkt. No. ER18-2270
    • Meadow Lake Wind Farm III LLC, Dkt. No. ER18-1688
    • Blackstone Wind Farm II LLC, Dkt. No. ER18-1686
    • Pioneer Trail Wind Farm, LLC, Dkt. No. ER18-1473
    • Radford's Run Wind Farm, LLC, Dkt. No. ER18-1215
    • Meadow Lake Wind Farm II, LLC, Dkt. No. ER18-896
  • MISO
    • North Star Solar PV, LLC, Dkt. No. ER20-1952
    • Story County Wind, LLC, Dkt. No. ER20-1905
    • Crystal Lake Wind Energy II, LLC, Dkt. No. ER20-2543
    • Crystal Lake Wind Energy III, LLC, Dkt. No. ER20-2222
    • Crystal Lake Wind Energy I, LLC, Dkt. No. ER20-1662
    • Garden Wind, LLC, Dkt. No. ER20-1062
    • Pheasant Run Wind Farm, LLC, Dkt. No. ER19-2547
    • Tuscola Wind II, LLC, Dkt. No. ER19-2546
    • Tuscola Bay Wind, LLC, Dkt. No. ER19-2235
    • Turtle Creek Wind Farm LLC, Dkt. No. ER19-2224
    • Quilt Block Wind Farm LLC, Dkt. No. ER19-585
    • Rail Splitter Wind Farm LLC, Dkt. No. ER18-2487
    • Stuttgart Solar, LLC, Dkt. No. ER18-1704
    • Pioneer Trail Wind Farm, LLC, Dkt. No. ER18-1473
    • Settlers Trail Wind Farm, LLC, Dkt. No. ER18-642
  • Other Markets
    • 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

  • 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
  • Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., Dkt. No. ER18-979, FPA section 205 proceeding to accept Multiparty Facilities Construction Agreement
  • Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., Dkt. No. ER18-976, FPA section 205 proceeding to accepts Generation Interconnection Agreement
  • American Electric Power Corp. v. MISO, Dkt. No. EL18-7, FPA section 206 complaint to collect inter-regional transmission charges
  • EDF Renewable Energy, Inc. v. MISO, Dkt. No. EL18-55, FPA section 206 proceeding to fast track interconnection studies to meet production tax credit needs
  • Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., Dkt. No. ER18-170, FPA section 205 proceeding for Tariff waiver for refund
  • 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
  • Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., Dkt. No. ER17-2552, FPA section 205 proceeding addressing network upgrade costs assigned to interconnection customer
  • Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., Dkt. No. ER17-156-000, FPA section 205 proceeding addressing generation interconnection queue reforms
  • Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., Dkt. No. EL16-12-000, FPA section 206 proceeding investigating MISO queue practices for external generation
  • Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., Dkt. No. ER16-675-000, FPA section 205 proceeding to revise MISO generation interconnection procedures
  • Merricourt Power Partners, LLC v. MISO, Dkt. No. EL15-90, FPA section 206 complaint for generation interconnection service
  • Independent MISO Generators v. MISO, Dkt. No. EL15-99, FPA section 206 complaint addressing external generation modeling in MISO market
  • MISO, Dkt. No. EL15-68, FPA section 206 proceeding addressing self-funding of network upgrades
  • E.ON Climate & Renewables NA, LLC, et al., Dkt. No. EL11-30- 000, FPA section 206 complaint on behalf of several generation developers to revise generator interconnection costs
  • Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc., Dkt. No. ER11-3326-000, FPA section 205 proceeding protesting generator interconnection costs

PJM Market Proceedings

  • 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. 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
  • Southwest Power Pool, Inc., Dkt. No. ER18-374, FPA section 205 proceeding to limit reimbursement of customer-funded network upgrades
  • Southwest Power Pool, Inc., Dkt. No. ER17-2027, FPA section 205 proceeding to address integrated transmission planning protocols
  • Southwest Power Pool, Inc., Dkt. No. EL17-69, FPA section 206 proceeding to address transmission hedging rights
  • Southwest Power Pool, Inc., Dkt. No. ER16-1912-000, FPA section 205 proceeding addressing out-of-merit order dispatch of generation
  • Southwest Power Pool, Inc., Dkt. No. ER17-366-000, FPA section 205 proceeding addressing non-dispatchable solar generation

Other Markets and General Representation

  • ISO New England, Inc., Dkt. No. ER19-1952, FPA section 205 proceeding to adopt generation interconnection reforms
  • Public Service Company of Colorado, Dkt. No. ER19-366, FPA section 205 proceeding to revise generation interconnection procedures
  • Stream Energy Columbia, LLC, Dkt. No. EC19-93, FPA section 203 proceeding to sell companies
  • HIKO Energy, LLC, Dkt. No. EC18-69, FPA section 203 proceeding to acquire Company
  • Southern California Edison Co., Dkt. No. ER18-156, FPA section 205 proceeding to protest deliverability rights for proposed interconnection agreement
  • ISO New England, Inc., Dkt. No. ER17-2421, FPA section 205 proceeding to establish generation interconnection procedures
  • EC&R Marketing, LLC, Dkt. No. ER17-2345, FPA section 205 proceeding to obtain market-based rate authorization
  • Radford's Run Wind Farm, LLC, Dkt. No. EC17-195, FPA section 203 proceeding to address tax equity interests in wind farm
  • Axiall, LLC, Dkt. No. ER17-1442, FPA section 205 proceeding to obtain market-based rate authorization
  • Stream Ohio Gas & Electric, LLC, Dkt. No. ER17-746-000, FPA section 205 proceeding to obtain market-based rate authorization
  • California Independent System Operator Corp, Dkt. No. ER17-490-000, FPA section 205 proceeding addressing reactive power capability requirements
  • California Independent System Operator, Inc., Dkt. No. ER16-693, FPA section 205 proceeding to revise CAISO generation interconnection procedures
  • Wildcat Wind Farm I, LLC, Dkt. No. EC15-37, FPA section 203 application to sell majority equity interests in operating wind farm
  • Tech Park Solar, LLC, Dkt. No. QF13-540, Enforcement compliance
  • South Carolina, et al. v. FERC, Case Nos. 12-1232, supporting Order No. 1000 at D.C. Circuit US Court of Appeals
  • Illinois Commerce Commission, et al. v. FERC, Case Nos. 11-3421, supporting FERC decision regarding MISO MVP transmission provisions at Seventh Circuit US Court of Appeals
  • Bonneville Power Administration, Dkt. No. EL11-44, FPA section 206 complaint regarding transmission curtailment policy and appeal at Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals
  • Wildcat Wind Farm I, LLC, Dkt. No. EC13-67, FPA section 203 application as counsel to seller in tax equity transaction
  • Stony Creek Wind Farm, LLC, Dkt. No. EC13-24, FPA section 203 application as counsel to seller of equity interests in operating wind farm
  • Pioneer Trail Wind Farm LLC, Dkt. No. EC12-80, FPA section 203 application as counsel to seller in tax equity transaction
  • Rensselaer Cogeneration LLC, Dkt. No. EC12-51, FPA section 203 application as counsel to acquirer of generation company

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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CREDENTIALS
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)
Professional History
    • Senior Counsel, Locke Lord LLP
    • Senior Counsel, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP