Peter Hopkins brings 30 years of energy-industry experience to bear on complex litigation matters for his clients — states, consumer-owned utilities, ratepayer advocates and labor unions. He has successfully represented them in landmark cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and before state and federal agencies in matters concerning all aspects of utility ratemaking and electric utility industry restructuring. That includes wholesale market design, transmission rates and utility mergers.
A number of these matters have involved potentially enormous consumer impacts, such as the successful summary dismissal of Pacific Gas & Electric Company’s proposed $1.2 billion wholesale electric rate increase during the California market disorders of 2000–2001.
Peter has authored numerous articles on utility-industry topics, including “When Labor’s Locked Out: ConEd, Public Safety, and the Regulatory Response,” co-author Scott Strauss, which appeared in the December 2012 issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly.
Complex energy industry litigation. Counseling states, consumer-owned utilities, labor unions in matters before federal and state forums.