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Becky M. Bruner

Rebecca Rebecca BrunerBecky
Partner
T202.973.4233
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Becky Bruner is an energy lawyer with over 20 years of experience in federal and state energy regulation. Becky is a former hearings examiner and trial staff attorney for the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and a trial staff attorney and legal advisor for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”). Since entering private sector in 2006, Becky has represented a broad range of energy clients, including traditional and non-traditional transmission-owning utilities and merchant generators. She has represented transmission owners in rate cases involving single system and region-wide cost of service and rate design issues before FERC. She has also advised and represented clients on matters pertaining to Regional Transmission Organization (“RTO”) tariffs and agreements, energy markets and financial transmission rights, purchase power agreements, transmission interconnections, network upgrades and cost allocation.

Becky's clients include: American Electric Power Company, Inc. (“AEP”), Exelon Corporation (“Exelon”), Florida Power and Light Company (“FPL”), Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Company, LLC (“PATH”), and The Dayton Power and Light Company (“Dayton”).

Practice Highlights
  • Assisted FPL, PATH, and Commonwealth Edison Company (“ComEd”) to prepare transmission formula rate applications, and represented these clients in FERC trial and settlement proceedings, including incentive-rate treatment for projects undertaken by PATH and ComEd
  • Advises FPL and PATH regarding regulatory issues related to transmission investment and transmission business operations
  • Advises transmission owners and users regarding transmission interconnection, financial transmission rights and network upgrades
  • Represents AEP, Exelon, and Dayton in appellate matters stemming from FERC orders
  •  Represented AEP, Exelon, and Dayton in negotiations concerning RTO participation and in FERC proceedings involving RTO expansion
  • Represented merchant generators in obtaining market-based rate authorization, Exempt Wholesale Generators (EWGs) and qualifying facilities (QFs) status
  • Assisted renewable energy companies in obtaining Department of Energy load guarantees or grants for eligible projects

Professional & Community Activities

  • Energy Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Texas State Bar

Professional Recognition

  • Named one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) (Nationwide) by Chambers USA, 2008-2014
  • Named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in Energy Law by Best Lawyers, 2010-present
  • Selected to "Washington D.C. Super Lawyers" in Energy & Natural Resources, Thomson Reuters, 2013-2014 
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
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