Best Lawyers 2021 recognizes 74 Bricker & Eckler attorneys
A total of 74 attorneys across Bricker & Eckler LLP’s Ohio offices were chosen by their peers for recognition in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.More Aug 20, 2020
Electric procurement and contract for 800 MW supply
Negotiated affinity agreement and electricity procurement for an affinity group of commercial customers totaling up to approximately 800 MW.
Generation supply siting of approximately 4000 MW
Assisted four developers of combined cycle power plants in successfully siting generation facilities in Ohio totaling approximately 2400 MW. Assisted three wind farm developers in siting approximately 1600 MW of electric generation in Ohio.
Natural Gas Pipeline Siting
Assisted three entities in siting natural gas pipeline in Ohio.
Litigation and successful appeal of an electric security plan to the Ohio Supreme Court
Represented the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) in multi-year regulatory litigation opposing an energy company’s proposed affiliate power purchase agreement and subsequent distribution modernization rider in an electric security plan valued at over $1 billion. Successfully appealed the PUCO’s approval of the distribution modernization rider to the Ohio Supreme Court, which order the rider immediately removed from the energy company’s electric security plan.
Bricker & Eckler attorneys earn Best Lawyers 2020 recognition
A total of 65 attorneys across Bricker & Eckler LLP’s Ohio offices were chosen by their peers for recognition in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.More Aug 15, 2019
Ohio Supreme Court decides: FirstEnergy grid modernization rider unlawfulMore
Bricker & Eckler attorneys earn 2019 Best Lawyers recognition
This year, 64 total attorneys located in four of Bricker & Eckler LLP’s Ohio offices were chosen by their peers for recognition as 2019 Best Lawyers in America®.More Aug 15, 2018
The PUCO determines it will police the prices of submetering companiesMore
The PUCO determines it will police the prices of submetering companiesJun 27, 2017
Negotiation of a $1 billion electricity supply contract
The Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) is the largest public retail energy aggregation in Ohio, serving about 900,000 electric and gas customers across 14 counties. NOPEC’s electric supplier abruptly notified NOPEC that it was terminating its contract, thus leaving NOPEC’s nearly half-million electric customers to return to utility service at higher rates. Bricker attorneys sprang into action to prevent NOPEC's customers from paying these increased rates. The team negotiated a new complex electricity supply contract with NOPEC's replacement supplier (worth approximately $1 billion); and, within 10 days, our client had signed a new three-year contract. With our assistance, NOPEC obtained two waivers from the PUCO to meet the expedited enrollment timeline. Meanwhile, within two weeks, our litigation team settled a TRO and injunction case involving the original supplier, which resulted in a multi-million-dollar settlement payment to NOPEC. In addition, our energy litigation team dissolved an ex parte TRO issued against NOPEC to a competitor regarding the NOPEC customer enrollment process. We also obtained a complete dismissal of the competitor’s lawsuit on the basis that the PUCO had exclusive jurisdiction over the matter.