Jessica L. Bayles

Jessica L. Bayles

Washington, D.C.

About Jessica

Jessica Bayles is an associate in Stoel Rives’ Energy Development group, where she focuses her practice on energy regulatory support for renewable project development and transactions, compliance counseling, and regulatory controversies. Jessica counsels renewable energy developers and asset managers on compliance with the requirements of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). She has significant experience in complex litigation and settlement proceedings before FERC. She also advises large electric customers in state public utility commission proceedings.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Jessica was an associate (2013–2018) and summer associate (2012) at McDermott Will & Emery LLP. While in law school, she was a law clerk for the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources Division (2012), and for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (2011).

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  • Advise renewable energy developers and asset managers on FERC compliance and energy regulatory issues in project development and acquisitions, including market-based rate applications, Section 203 applications, qualifying facility and exempt wholesale generator certifications, interlocking directorate filings, and change in status notices.
  • Represent energy project owners/operators in FERC filings and enforcement actions, including self-reporting violations and defending clients in FERC enforcement investigations.
  • Represent trade organizations, electric cooperatives, and others in contested proceedings, settlement proceedings, and complex litigation at FERC.
  • Represent industrial and technology companies as customers in state utility commission proceedings.
  • Advise clients on creating FERC compliance programs.

Pro Bono:

  • Represented asylum seekers pro bono.
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