About Jennifer

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

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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  • Represented a solar developer in a land purchase loan and construction loan for a 3 MW solar project in Napa County, California.
  • 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 multibillion 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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Volunteer Positions

  • Officer of the Finance, Transactions & Investment Steering Committee of the Energy Bar Association (2020-2021)
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