Margaret McGoldrick brings her 25+ years of experience working with small wholesale electric systems to help municipal, cooperative and tribal electric utilities nationwide successfully negotiate contracts — from the simple to the complex — and resolve disputes through settlements. She works closely with clients to develop, among other things, contracts to form power pools, jointly own generating units of various types, purchase or sell wholesale power (under industry-standard form contracts as well as agreements tailored to a given transaction) and obtain transmission service.
A cum laude Harvard Law School grad, Margaret puts a high priority on helping her clients avoid full-blown litigation. But on key policy matters and when settlement of a dispute isn’t possible, she aggressively represents them in a variety of proceedings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), in courts and in arbitration.
Her litigation experience covers a broad spectrum of issues that confront municipal and cooperative electric systems, including contract interpretation and enforcement, questions of transmission access under FERC’s open-access tariff rules, Regional Transmission Organization developments and their potential impacts on wholesale customers, determination of appropriate rates and terms for wholesale electric service and transmission service and antitrust concerns in the context of both utility mergers and rate-setting. Margaret has been recognized as an AV Preeminent-Top Rated Lawyer® by ALM Media.
Contract negotiation and dispute resolution for municipal and cooperative electric utilities nationwide, as well as a broad range of FERC policy and rate matters.