Dylan F. Borchers

Dylan Borchers has a practice that focuses on energy infrastructure development, regulatory proceedings and energy policy.

Throughout his career, Dylan has represented developers of new generation facilities totaling more than 5,000 MW of new electricity capacity in Ohio before the Ohio Power Siting Board. These projects include six new natural gas combined cycle power plants and four utility scale wind farms. He also represents a variety of clients, including trade associations, municipal aggregators, and suppliers in adjudicatory hearings, rulemakings and other proceedings before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

One of Dylan's current clients is the developer of the country's largest municipal combined solar and battery storage project.

He was formerly employed in management consulting with the technology and business consulting firm Accenture. Dylan was also commissioned as an Army officer and received his honorable discharge in 2008.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Solar Energy Industries Association
  • Recognized by the White House for community service with the Yellow Ribbon Fund, an organization supporting wounded veterans and their families
  • YWCA Family Center Pro Bono Legal Clinic
  • Pro Bono work through the Columbus Bar Association’s Military Task Force

Presentations & Published Works

  • Speaker, "Quick Talk: Ohio Market Update" (with J. Caleb Bell), Solar and Energy Storage Midwest, November 2019
  • Presenter, "Natural Gas Power Plant Generation in Ohio," Utica Summit VII, October 2019
  • Speaker, "Access to Markets in the Ohio Power Generation Sector", Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA), Annual Meeting, March 2019
  • Presenter, "Renewable Energy: Charting Ohio's Path to a Clean Energy Future," Ohio Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, September 2018
  • Presenter, "Ohio's Competitive Electric Market and New Power Plant Development," Ohio Chemistry Technology Council (OCTC), 30th Annual Conference, April 2018
  • Speaker, "Energy Development Panel," Ohio State Business Law Journal Symposium, Energy, Environment, and the Economy, April 2018
  • Presenter, "Buildings & Energy: Legal Complexities and Financing," Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio (AICUO), Buildings and Energy Symposium, March 2018
  • Author, "The ABCs of Solar PPAs for Public Sector Entities," Ohio Township News, November/December 2017
  • Speaker, "Electric Utility Rate Regulation Issues Impacting Utility Fuel Usage," EMLF Kentucky Mineral Law Conference, October 2017
  • Speaker, "Renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced energy provisions in AEP and FirstEnergy PPA decisions," Ohio Green Energy Policy Conference, 2016
  • Speaker, "Overview of PUCO Cases and Implications for Green Energy in Ohio," Ohio's Green Energy Future Conference, November 2016
  • Author, "Volatile Energy Prices and Regulatory Upheaval: Why Every Municipality Should Consider Aggregation as a Service to Residents," 2013
  • Author, "Electric Aggregation and Ohio's Move to Competitive Retail Electric Markets," Ohio State Bar Association Environment, Energy and Resources Law, 2013
  • Speaker, "Implementing State-Level Feed-In Tariffs Without Federal Preemption – How Ohio Can Use a Revitalized PURPA to Drive Renewable Energy Development," Ohio State Bar Association Environment, Energy and Resources Law Conference, 2012
  • Author, "New Opportunities for State-Level Feed-In Tariffs: Using a Revitalized PURPA to Encourage Renewable Energy Development Through State Level Feed-In Tariffs," American Bar Association Section on Public Utility Communications and Transportation Law, 2012

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Admitted, State of Ohio; State of West Virginia

Awards & Recognition

  • Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers (Energy & Natural Resources), 2016–2019
  • Recipient, Environmental Law Award from the Ohio State Bar Association for his winning paper titled, “Electric Aggregation and the Story of Ohio’s Move to Competitive Retail Electric Markets,” 2013
  • Winner, K. William Kolbe Writing Competition, ABA Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law, 2012


  • Michigan State University, Institute of Public Utilities' Regulatory Studies Program for utility regulators emphasizing economic, accounting, finance and policy theories related to utility regulation, 2012
  • The Ohio State University (J.D., 2013), Managing Editor, Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution; Winner, K. William Kolbe Law Student Writing Competition; Moritz Merit Scholar
  • Wright State University (B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude, 2007) Army ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate; Senior Honors Fellow