Project Description

Two small mom and pop hydro plants inadvertently neglected to file certain administrative materials with FERC. Penalties ensued, eventually amounting to $165,000 and $205,000 for each project. Lacking the ability to pay, the companies had no choice but to seek appeal – and the Firm was retained to challenge the penalties in two separate cases at the D.C. Circuit. In both cases, the court vacated and remanded the penalties for reconsideration, resulting in a reduction to $10,000 and $12,000 and enabling the companies to continue operation.