Chris Reeder has been practicing for 28 years, concentrating in the area of administrative law with an emphasis in matters pertaining to energy and natural resources. He represents participants in numerous areas of the electric industry, including competitive retail providers, independent power producers, power marketers, investor-owned and public power utilities, investors, lenders, and customers.
Chris focuses on a broad scope of regulatory issues, including compliance and enforcement, commercial disputes, market structure, development related matters, and certification.
Chris participated extensively in the rulemakings and contested cases of the Texas Public Utility Commission to implement its 1999 electric industry restructuring legislation.
In addition to regulatory matters, he advises clients on power plant development, acquisition, and financing issues. He is a frequent author and speaker, and a Board member of the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance.
- Lead counsel for the new transmission utility applicant seeking Texas Public Utility Commission certification of what would eventually become the longest utility transmission line in Texas.
- Lead counsel for the complainants challenging ERCOT’s recommendation of a major transmission upgrade project at the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
- Represented a major power marketer and power generation company in obtaining Texas Public Utility Commission approval of a Voluntary Mitigation Plan.
- Represented several retail electric companies defending against Texas Public Utility Commission formal customer complaint cases.
- Counsel or lead counsel in numerous judicial review proceedings of Texas Public Utility Commission orders.
- J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law
- B.A., University of Texas at Austin
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Professional Associations and Memberships :
- Federalist Society of America
- Gulf Coast Power Association
- Houston Bar Association
- Louisiana State Bar Association
- State Bar of Texas, Administrative Law Association
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