W. Edwin Ogden provides legal counsel to public utility and other large corporate clients, primarily related to the electric, gas, water and renewable energy industries. His practice ranges from proactive strategic counseling to administrative, civil court and appellate litigation, mediation and arbitrations involving complex business transactions and regulatory compliance. Ed is co-chair of the firm's Power Generation, Renewable & Utility Practice Group.
Ed's relevant and valuable experience comes from decades of handling complex court, appellate court and regulatory cases, including dozens of large utility rate proceedings, securities and other certificate filings, several large mergers, major facilities siting and eminent domain proceedings. Ed also participated in the formulation and implementation of utility industry restructuring to enhance competition and expand energy alternatives, and has guided the successful implementation of related business strategies.
Recent examples of Ed's experience include:
- Participated in several major major regulatory proceedings involving utility rates, rate design issues, the enhanced use of smart meter technology and other energy efficiency and conservation programs.
- Represented applicants in several regulatory proceedings to site major intrastate and interstate electric transmission lines.
- Represented merger applicants in major regulatory merger proceedings.
- Participated in renewable non-utility energy project planning and development activities, including regulatory proceedings involving alternative energy portfolio policies and renewable energy credits.
He has garnered an AV® Preeminent certification from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, the highest available mark for professional excellence. Ed has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2007, and has been named a Top Lawyer by Corporate Counsel magazine since 2006.
Prior to joining Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Ed was a co-founding partner of Ryan, Russell, Ogden & Seltzer PC, a Central Pennsylvania-based law firm that primarily handled energy, communications, water and other utility matters. Ed concentrated his practice on state and federal regulatory proceedings, legislative activities, litigation before state and federal courts, land use and eminent domain matters and complex commercial transactions.