Public Agency Representation

The Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan Energy Practice Group represents numerous municipal utilities, irrigation districts, and public agencies involved in the procurement and delivery of energy and related services. Through representation of clients such as the State of California, cities, irrigation districts, and community choice aggregators, our attorneys are familiar with the unique needs of public agencies, both as energy providers, consumers, and advocates for a more sustainable and technologically advances energy future. In this context, our attorneys routinely advise clients on matters such as power transactions, transmission agreements, administrative procedural requirements, compliance with the Renewables Portfolio Standard requirements and other statutory obligations, open meeting laws, public records laws, municipal utility law, and other matters of special concern to public entities. We are privileged to represent both long-established publicly owned utilities and the “new generation” of load-serving entities, such as community choice aggregators.