Adam T. Margolin, Partner

Energy Experience

Representative Matters

  • Representing a public utility in a state regulatory proceeding seeking approval of a multi-billion-dollar acquisition of another utility company
  • Representing a public utility in a special investigation proceeding initiated and heard by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) regarding the cost, scope, and schedule of the utility's program to replace all of its gas mains
  • Defending a retail electric supplier in an enforcement proceeding before the ICC regarding the supplier’s alleged violation of the Commission’s rules governing supplier conduct
  • Assisting retail electric and gas suppliers in obtaining certificates of service authority from state-level public utility commissions, including the ICC and the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
  • Representing a public utility in investigations by, and then settlements with, the ICC and the Illinois Attorney General concerning alleged misrepresentations or omissions regarding the estimated long-term cost of the utility's program to replace all of its gas mains
  • Representing a solar energy developer in a regulatory proceeding regarding the structure of the Illinois Power Agency's procurement of $30 million in renewable energy credits (RECs)
  • Defending an international gas supplier in litigation and compliance matters related to an independent audit ordered by the ICC
  • Representing solar developers in the acquisition and disposition of Illinois community solar assets
  • Advising an Illinois wind farm developer on interconnection issues, power purchase agreements, and state agency contracting requirements
  • Defending a natural gas utility in a class action suit, in which plaintiffs claimed that the utility systematically delayed shutting off its meters after customers requested that service be discontinued, and alleged breach of contract, common law fraud, and Illinois Deceptive Trade Practices Act violations. Our utility client moved to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds and the dismissal was granted.
  • Representing a coalition of energy suppliers in workshops and contested proceedings regarding changes to the ICC’s Part 412 rules, which govern supplier contracting and marketing
  • Drafting and negotiating retail electric and gas supply agreements on behalf of suppliers and large commercial and industrial customers
  • Assisting an electric and natural gas cooperative in the creation of its customer choice programs
  • Working with public utilities and retail electric and gas suppliers on reporting and other compliance obligations
  • Advising public utilities on cybersecurity matters, including the development of supply chain policies and best practices, compliance with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) standards, and the creation of vendor questionnaires
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