D. Bruce May Jr. heads the firm’s Public Utility practice.
For more than 28 years, he has been actively involved before the Florida Public
Service Commission and other regulatory agencies on a variety of matters
relating to electric, natural gas, water and wastewater utilities. He is also
active in legislative matters involving public utility, energy and environmental
Mr. May’s electric and natural gas utility experience includes:
representation of utilities in contested rate cases; negotiation of power
purchase agreements and interconnection agreements; administrative proceedings
for approval of cogeneration and independent power projects; regulatory
approvals of power purchase agreements; administrative litigation regarding
competitive procurement of energy; regulatory litigation involving disputes over
power purchase agreements; administrative litigation regarding monopoly
franchise areas for municipal utilities; need determinations for power plants
under The Florida Power Plant Siting Act; administrative litigation concerning
regulatory treatment of natural gas contracts; and administrative rulemaking
relating to electric and natural gas utilities . He has been actively involved
in the implementation of a number of important energy-related statutes,
including The Florida Electrical Power Plant Siting Act, The Public Utility
Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 and The National Energy Policy Act.
Mr. May’s water and wastewater utility experience includes: representation of
water and wastewater utilities in contested rate cases; representation of
municipal utilities in negotiation of all-requirements wholesale water supply
agreements; representation of municipal utilities in establishing reserve areas
pursuant to Section 180.02, Florida Statutes and administrative rulemaking
relating to the regulation of water and wastewater utilities.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, he served as a law clerk to The
Honorable James C. Adkins, Florida Supreme Court Justice.