Representative Matters

  • When, in a relicensing proceeding, FERC refused to examine evidence presented by his client that a far superior hydropower project was possible for the same part of the river, Mr. Huang helped win an appeal vacating FERC’s decision to issue a new license to the incumbent licensee.  Green Island Power Authority v. FERC, 577 F.3d 148 (2d Cir. 2009).
  • On behalf of TAPS, Mr. Huang helped persuade FERC to include crucial provisions in its Rule on Long-Term Firm Transmission Rights in Organized Electricity Markets, to make such long-term rights available to transmission dependent utilities on reasonable terms.  FERC Order No. 681.
  • Mr. Huang successfully persuaded a federal appeals court to reverse FERC’s ruling that the Federal Power Act allowed a state law to assess fees for headwater benefits associated with a federally-licensed hydroelectric project, ultimately resulting in large savings for his client and other licensed projects on the affected waterway.  Albany Engineering Corp. v. FERC, 548 F.3d 1071 (D.C. Cir. 2008).