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About Blake

Blake Urban advises clients on regulatory matters in the electric and natural gas industries before federal and state regulatory agencies and appellate courts. He represents clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on matters under the Federal Power Act, Public Utility Holding Company Act, and Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act. Blake’s practice also includes representing clients on various issues before Administrative Law Judges.

He has represented clients in state electric regulatory proceedings in Florida and California involving complex issues of rate design and policy affecting the industry. In addition, Blake has represented clients in appeals from regulatory agency decisions before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Ninth Circuits.

After law school, Blake worked in the Office of the General Counsel for FERC, where he reviewed and analyzed filings and responsive pleadings submitted under the Federal Power Act, including Sections 205 and 206.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

GDF SUEZ Energy North America (ENGIE) — representing five of its subsidiaries in reactive power revenue requirement FPA Section 206 proceedings before FERC to determine just and reasonable rates; also assisted client with RTO/ISO registration and compliance

Alcoa Power Generating Inc. — drafting and filing pursuant to FPA Section 205 Open Access Transmission Tariffs, including development of transmission rates

Black Hills Power, Inc. — drafting and implementing transmission formula rate protocols, including annual informational filing

Central Maine Power Company — matters pertaining to FERC

New York State Electric & Gas Corporation — various transmission interconnection issues and service agreements; also advised on matters pertaining to transmission expansion

TransCanada Energy Ltd. — litigation before FERC pertaining to wholesale sales of electricity during the 2000-2001 Western Energy Crisis

Credentials

Education

American University, Washington College of Law,
J.D.
2009
summa cum laude
The Catholic University of America,
B.A.
2006
magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
Maryland

Languages

Intermediate Spanish
Intermediate German

Affiliations

Energy Bar Association
Maryland Bar Association
American Bar Association

News

Noteworthy

Events

Past Events