Jennifer Mersing

Jennifer Mersing
Of Counsel
Seattle, WA
P: 206.386.7664
Overview

About Jennifer

Jennifer Mersing is an attorney in the Energy & Regulatory group. Jennifer’s practice focuses on electric regulatory issues including Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and certain state law matters. She advises electric utilities, transmission providers, large industrial consumers of power and energy marketers regarding issues under the US Federal Power Act (FPA), the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA), and the Public Utility Holding Company Act (PUHCA).

Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Jennifer was an associate at White & Case in Washington, D.C. Before attending law school, she was a junior research fellow in the Trade, Equity and Development section at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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Experience

Experience

  • Represented sPower in a tax equity investment and syndicated construction and term loan facility totaling $786 million. The debt facility, raised by a syndicate of lenders led by KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., will finance a portfolio of nine solar projects in Lancaster, California, with a total nameplate capacity of 339.4 MW.
  • Represented a public utility holding company in the multi-billion dollar acquisitions of a transmission and distribution utility in the U.S. Northeast and vertically-integrated utilities in the U.S. Southwest. Performed regulatory due diligence, assisted in negotiating deal documents, and prepared pre- and post-closing FERC filings.
  • Represented a large industrial customer in successfully challenging the inclusion of a rural cooperative’s annual transmission revenue requirement in an RTO’s rate.
  • Represented a large industrial customer in successfully challenging the cost allocation under an RTO’s demand response program.
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • Jennifer Mersing, "Generator Receives Another Shot at Obtaining CAISO Congestion Revenue Rights," Stoel Rives' Renewable + Law® blog, April 2017
  • Jennifer Mersing, “Equalizing the Playing Field: Providing Ratepayer Protection in Non-Public Utility FERC Proceedings,” The Electricity Journal, 2013
  • Jennifer Mersing, “How to Phase Out Rich Country Agricultural Subsidies Without Increasing Hunger in the Developing World,” Accounting for Hunger: The Right to Food in the Era of Globalisation, Olivier De Schutter and Kaitlin Y Cordes, eds., 2011
  • Laurel W. Glassman and Jennifer L. Maul (Mersing), “Which Way is the Wind Blowing? Getting Wind Generation to the Grid,” Electric Light and Power, 2010
  • J. Mark Gidley, Rebecca H. Farrington, and Jennifer L. Maul (Mersing), “Private anti-trust remedies in the US,” PLC Cross-Border, 2008



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