Power Generation, Renewable & Utility

We're the pioneers of energy & utility law.


Knowledge, insight and influence.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is extensively experienced in providing strategic, transactional, corporate and legal advice to the energy and utility sector, and this experience extends to matters concerning power generators, renewable energy companies and utility providers. Our attorneys and government relations professionals have worked for years with the federal and state regulatory agencies that govern these large and growing markets, and our knowledge of energy and utility law is peerless.

In addition to serving the broad legal needs of traditional electric, solar, wind, water, natural gas telecommunications and wireless clients, we've worked with companies in many different industries on transactional matters, energy efficiency, deregulation and more. Our firm is positioned to provide a comprehensive array of services to the energy and utility industry — no matter how quickly it may change. Our ever-current knowledge of the legal and regulatory environment in both state and federal matters means we understand your challenges and requirements.

On-the-ground experience.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney approaches the business of energy and utility law in a practical manner. We've helped companies choose appropriate sites for new facilities; we also advise clients during every stage of their building or expansion projects, from land acquisition and permitting to energy-efficient building guidelines, energy credits and financing.

Our group offers insight and perspective that help our clients avoid adverse outcomes. By understanding the scope of each agreement or project, we can advise clients on how regulatory requirements or other laws might affect their decisions, responsibilities and options — and those of their customers. By looking ahead to the regulatory implications of potential interactions, we can help clients structure their deals to ensure compliance down the line.

Our capabilities.

Our group is adept at handling any matter related to the industry, including:
  • Procurement and negotiation of supply contracts
  • Facilities site acquisition and permitting
  • Easement agreements and eminent domain issues
  • State and federal regulatory agency compliance
  • Rate and tariff, license and certificate filings
  • State and federal regulatory litigation and appeals
  • Rulemaking proceedings and legislative initiatives
  • Stakeholder processes

Unmatched experience.

Our firm's extensive government relations experience encompasses work with local, regional, state, and federal agencies. Our team members have served in a wide variety of government positions; we count among our ranks former cabinet officials and commissioners of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC).

Our deep knowledge of the legislative and regulatory issues lets us provide strategic planning and advice to entities involved in acquisitions, industry restructuring and competitive analyses. We also provide corporate services, including labor and employment counsel, which means our firm can handle your every legal need. By considering the legal, legislative, regulatory and business aspects of our clients' issues, we can provide the kind of insight and guidance that helps companies get ahead.