We provide effective representation to electric utilities, gas utilities and alternative energy producers. For many years, our lawyers have represented a full spectrum of clients in utility issues, from one of Oklahoma’s largest retail electric providers to landowners and energy consumers. Regulated utility sectors in which we are active include electricity, natural gas, telecommunications, water and sewer services, and motor carriers.
Because utilities are subject to such complex administrative and statutory oversight, our work focuses on offering advice and representation in utility regulation and administrative law matters. We effectively secure Oklahoma Corporation Commission certification and regulatory compliance for our clients, preparing and negotiating the full range of transactional matters subject to regulatory approval: vendor agreements, franchise agreements, power supply and energy agreements, and agency/marketer agreements.
With our in-depth knowledge of utility operations, Doerner lawyers are well positioned to advise large volume energy consumers, including industrial facilities, educational and medical institutions. We also represent Oklahoma’s largest industrial development park and provide representation across a broad range of legal issues, including water and waste water utility services, rates, terms of service, contractual issues, easement and access issues, and various regulatory and environmental compliance matters.
Top Areas of Focus
Operating agreements for power marketing and supply
Vendor and franchise agreements and contracts
Consumer service issues