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Competitive Supply and Large Utility Customers


Customers who seek control over how they buy electricity should be given more choice than is provided by Virginia monopolies, which often provide substandard options at inflated prices. And water customers should be supplied at just and reasonable rates.

We represent clients with interests in renewable energy and competitive supply, along with the competitive service providers (CSPs) themselves; we do not represent monopoly utilities. In fact, ThompsonMcMullan is one of few law firms in Virginia with a significant energy law practice that does not advise large energy monopolies, instead choosing to bring our expertise to consumers, third party developers, and competitive suppliers.

We advise competitive suppliers and third party developers in licensure, interconnection, and other regulatory proceedings at the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) to broaden their access to the Virginia market, often setting significant precedent for maintaining access to competitive supply, as well as establishing reasonable access to the distribution and transmission grids. Working with our appellate group, we can also help our clients preserve victories against monopolies before the Virginia Supreme Court.

And when large utility customers seek to obtain utility services at just, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory rates, we intervene in electricity and water rate cases to represent their interests.

Representative Experience

  • Resolving interconnection disputes
  • Defending utility complaints filed against CSPs
  • Intervening in SCC electricity and water rate cases
  • Advising energy users that seek to optimize opportunities in the PJM market
  • Deferring cost shifting from generation to distribution services that harms competitive supply purchases

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