Teresa Orahood

Teresa Orahood is a paralegal specializing in public utility and administrative law with an emphasis in state public utility regulatory proceedings. With more than 35 years of experience, including litigation support, the preparation of legal documents and legal research, she regularly monitors activities before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB), the Ohio Supreme Court and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Teresa is skilled in the electronic filing of applications and compliance documents with the PUCO and the OPSB. In addition to preparing, revising and filing tariffs with PUCO, she has also electronically filed FERC Market Based Rate Tariffs and associated filings. Additionally, she regularly provides support in the preparation and filing of applications for authority to build and/or replace natural gas pipelines, applications to build wind farms and natural gas generating facilities, and initial and renewal applications for certification to provide competitive retail electric service and retail natural gas services in the state of Ohio, including the filing of confidential financial information under seal.


  • Electric generation plant

    Assisted in closing in excess of $500 million of debt and equity financing for the construction of an Ohio-based 800 MW electric generation plant on behalf of an energy company. This transaction involved dozens of parties including lenders, equity investors, land sellers, railroads, gas pipeline companies, governmental entities, a title insurer and others.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Paralegal Association of Central Ohio
  • Former treasurer, St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Affiliate member, Columbus Bar Association


  • Ferris State College (Associate Degree in Legal Assisting, with honors, 1980)