Gregg Wheatland is a Partner in Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan. Gregg represents clients, including private companies, municipal utilities, and ride sharing companies, in a wide range of matters before the California Public Utilities Commission and California Energy Commission.
Gregg specializes in energy, utility, and municipal law, and has extensive expertise in the siting of CEC-jurisdictional power plants. He served as the lead siting attorney for many complex and high-profile power plant siting cases, including the Inland Empire Energy Center, the Russell City Energy Center, the Los Esteros Energy Center, and the Mariposa Energy Project – all of which were successfully licensed and constructed.
Gregg’s expertise and knowledge comes from his work for a wide range of State and Municipal agencies. He served as Assistant Chief Administrative Law Judge at the California Public Utilities Commission. As Assistant Chief Administrative Law Judge, Gregg presided over many complex and controversial proceedings, including general rate cases for energy and water utilities. Gregg also served as Senior Staff Counsel at the California Energy Commission, and Deputy City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco, specializing in energy and water matters. He also served for 10 years as a member of the Contra Costa County Transportation Authority, the Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority, and for 12 years as a member of the City Council for the City of Orinda. Gregg is a 1976 graduate of the School of Law at the University of California, Davis.