Electric Power Planning and Investments: Key Considerations for Utilities, Non-Utility Generators, and Transmitters

Federal Reliability Standards, Transmission Issues, Generation, Siting, Rates, Financing Options and Structures

A live 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT

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This CLE webinar will provide energy attorneys guidance on key planning considerations and electric utility planning, investment, and development options. The panel will discuss key issues regarding federal reliability standards, transmission, generation, and rates. The panel will also discuss siting and permitting issues and key financing options and structures for electric utilities.


Electric power development and financing are at the center of clean energy advancements and regulations to reduce carbon emissions. Energy attorneys must grasp the nuances of electric power development, generation, transmission, and related processes to effectively advise sponsors and investors.

Developing and financing electric utilities, transmission, and generation requires a wide array of legal expertise. First, attorneys must ensure compliance with federal reliability standards, overcome any challenges during the review, and then advance through the proceedings to certificate the construction of new facilities. Failure to identify any potential issues and implement corrective measures can derail any advancement towards development and financing during this phase.

Structuring financing transactions for electric utilities requires counsel to effectively advise clients on various finance options, tax implications, and other challenges.

Listen as our panel discusses federal reliability standards, transmission, generation, and rates for electric utilities and available financing options and deal structures.



  1. Federal standards and key regulations
  2. Transmission and generation planning
  3. Siting and permitting issues
  4. Rate recovery
  5. Financing options, investments, and structures


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are the applicable federal rules and regulations for electric power development?
  • What are the federal reliability standards and processes for electric power?
  • What are the filing requirements and challenges for utility transmission and generation planning?
  • How can you effectively navigate siting and permitting issues and potential state law challenges?
  • What financing options are available and key considerations for investors?


Kuzma, Jason
Jason T. Kuzma

Perkins Coie

Mr. Kuzma has acted as counsel to major utilities, investment banks, renewable energy developers, independent power...  |  Read More

Zagar, Laura
Laura Godfrey Zagar

Perkins Coie

Ms. Zagar guides clients in the development of multijurisdictional water, energy and infrastructure projects, and...  |  Read More

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