Elizabeth W. Whittle - Nixon Peabody LLP

Elizabeth W. Whittle

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2015

Practicing in the area of energy law, Elizabeth Whittle counsels clients with respect to natural gas, hydroelectric and electric regulatory and transactional matters.

What do you focus on?

I am an active practitioner before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, representing clients in hearings, settlement conferences and adversary proceedings in the natural gas, electric and hydroelectric areas. I am active in proceedings involving regional transmission organizations and wholesale markets, including PJM, Midcontinent ISO, ISO New England, New York ISO, Southwest Power Pool and the California ISO. I represent clients on pipeline systems including Tennessee Gas, Algonquin, Dominion Transmission, ANR, Columbia Gas, Columbia Gulf, Empire and Millennium. Finally, I assist hydroelectric licensees and preliminary permittees in obtaining, maintaining and amending hydroelectric licenses and permits.

In addition to regulatory proceedings, I work with clients seeking regulatory approvals to engage in activities, such as market-based rate transactions, and to become EWGs or QFs. Obtaining approval of interconnection agreements, engineering and procurement agreements and transmission agreements can be complicated, so I navigate my clients through these aspects. On the natural gas side, I represent clients in negotiations with pipelines over transportation agreements, precedent agreements and capacity release agreements. I also represent clients before FERC in enforcement proceedings and have successfully handled enforcement issues ranging from hydroelectric compliance matters, capacity release and natural gas-related compliance matters and electric quarterly report issues.

Colgate UniversityBA American University, Washington College of LawJ.D.

Office Location

799 Ninth Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20001-4501
United States


Practice Areas

Energy Law